Life Is Worth It

A short play Written and Directed by Mandy Thomas


Thursday May 26th, 2022


The Playhouse - 2 Matai Street, Tauhara, Taupo


'Life is Worth it’ is a slightly true story about a young Irish man coming to New Zealand in the 1880’s to work the land.  It’s about living life the best way we know how. It’s funny, honest, touching and real.

Centre Stage hopes to enter it in the ‘Theatrefest’  short play competition on 9th July this year.

Characters to be cast:

Eddie - A charming, funny, likeable rogue (25-40 years). Needs to have a good Irish accent.  Preferably a Kerry accent.

Jimmy – Eddie’s Irish drinking buddy.  25-40 years. 

Maggie – Eddie’s love interest.  New Zealand born. So no need for an accent.  She is a strong woman with plenty to say. 

Jane – A good Catholic woman.  40-50 years

Lizzie – A big hearted, motherly character.  50+ years

If you have never been in a play but have always wanted to, this is a great chance to give it a go without the commitment of a full length play.  This play is only half an hour long.