Playlunch: Five Short New Zealand Plays

First published in 1996 and updated in 2012, this book contains plays by established New Zealand writers that were written for lunchtime theatre. They are informal one-act plays, lasting less than an hour, requiring little in the way of stage equipment and props, and suitable for a wide range of audiences. Their condensed form gave their authors an opportunity to experiment with scripting and characterisation. Together, they represent a variety of perspectives and performance styles. The plays offered small 'adventures in theatre' for the writer, and continue to do so for directors, performers, audiences and readers.