Jack, Barbara's husband and local farming legend, is missing on the family farm. When Jack finally returns home he is a paranoid nervous wreck and will not leave the house... he is convinced that he is a Japanese soldier holding out on an island after World War II.
Barbara's husband is nuts. With Jack due to give the opening speech at the local A and P Show this weekend, Barbara has to rely on three unlikely candidates to restore Jack's mind: Charlie, her dim-witted daughter; Terry, the local alarm installer with aspirations for the secret service; and Jo, the veterinary doctor who is new in town and looking for her first client. What could possibly go wrong? Everything! Brimming with surprises, laugh out loud comedy and director and playwright Devon Williamson's trademark sense of the ridiculous, My Husband's Nuts has delighted audiences in theatres across New Zealand and Australia.
“The play has lots of laughs at the expense of our country cousins, but we also find ourselves feeling a little nostalgic for our rural history,” says Devon. “There is something about rural people mucking in together to sort out a problem, that us city folk admire. Admittedly, this story is outrageous, but you get the sense that it could actually happen with this bunch of offbeat characters.”
My Husband’s Nuts runs from June 13-29. Bookings are available online at www.iticket.co.nz over the phone on 0508 iTICKET and over the counter at the Tauranga i-SITE on Willow Street.
Information on the Detour Theatre Trust can be found at their website: www.detour.co.nz
The Weekend Sun has two double passes to the opening night of My Husband’s Nuts on June 13 for two lucky readers.