Plays 1: Small Towns and Sea: No. 1: Small Towns and Sea

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Each of these three plays takes as its kernel a news story from the past that captured the imagination of New Zealanders. In Horseplay , novelist Ronald Hugh Morrieson and poet James K Baxter meet and share the stage with the rear end of a horse, while in Flipside , four sailors confront the elements for 119 days, adrift on the overturned boat Rose-Noelle. Finally, Trick of the Light revisits the infamous Crewe murders when a brother and sister bring their mother's ashes to a motel room that hasn't been opened in three decades.