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Red Line Productions in association with Strange Duck Productions and Sydney Independent Theatre Company presents
Howie the Rookie by Mark O'Rowe
8pm Tues-Sat, 5pm Sat & Sun
30 September - 25 October 2014
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"The tale hooks you from start to finish..supporting characters come alive in your mind's eye, sub-plots unravel, fight scenes have you on tenterhooks, tales of sexual misadventure have you squirming... " TIME OUT SYDNEY 
 "This production is one of the best pieces of indie theatre on Sydney stages this year and a testament to the skills of the people involved and the power of their storytelling." DAILY REVIEW

"A secure and thoughtful production that is expertly tailored to this theatre and easy to stitch into the fabric of a good night out at the pub." Jason Blake, SMH

Howie the Rookie

"Henry and Hawkins deliver their story at breakneck speed with a huge amount of energy that completely engrosses the audience." THE BUZZ FROM SYDNEY

"A thorough authenticity is manufactured by instituting clarity in thought and intensity of emotion in the performers, which translates into wonderfully vivid storytelling and stunning performances." SUZY GOES SEE

"Howie the Rookie is poetry at its most tactile and radiant, and in this intelligently spare and beautifully performed production, it is revealed as a rare feast of theatrical imagination. A short, sharp and shocking night that's often brilliant." Diana Simmonds, STAGE NOISE

Directed by Toby Schmitz
Featuring Andrew Henry and Sean Hawkins
 Set & Costume Designer Lisa Mimmocchi
Sound Designer Jeremy Silver
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
alect Coach Gabrielle Rogers
Howie the Rookie
The Howie Lee gets dragged into a bizarre feud of honor involving a scabies-infested mattress against The Rookie Lee, which spirals out of control and ends in his own personal tragedy. The Rookie has problems of his own: massively in debt to a terrifying gangland figure for killing his prized Siamese fighting fish, he steels himself for a hideous revenge, until he is championed from an unlikely quarter by his onetime enemy. HOWIE THE ROOKIE is a white-knuckle ride through a nightmare Dublin, where enemies and allies are interchangeable, where the most brutal events take on a mythic significance.

Toby Schmitz directs Andrew Henry and Sean Hawkins in this award winning play not seen in Sydney for twelve years.

Old Fitzroy Hotel

Old Fitzroy Theatre
129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo

$32 full / $26 conc / $21 cheap Tues and previews
$39 / $33 / $28 meal and show

8pm Tues-Sat, 5pm Sat & Sun

30 Sept - 25 Oct 2014
Previews Tues 30 Sept & Wed 1 Oct