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The Pitch is a hilarious satire about the trials and tribulations of an Aussie trying to crack the Hollywood big time.
Peter Hougton's brilliant show was critically acclaimed and a huge hit in Melbourne in 2006 and 2007 and was awarded two prestigious Green Room Awards for performance and for best new play.
The Pitch is set in the very humble apartment of aspiring screenwriter Walter Weinerman just before he is about to sell his screenplay to an all powerful Hollywood film industry panel.
We watch as Watler, desperately practices pitching his film concept. It's his one shot at the big time and there's a lot at stake. It's a chance for immortality. It's a chance to prove to the world that he's got what it takes and maybe it's a chance to win back his girlfriend who dumped him.
Walter's script is an action, mystery, revenge, loser makes good, romance film set in way too many exotic locations. It's a classic tale of love, war, sniping, plane crashes, exotic accents and plenty of meaningful close ups.
Walter's film pitch is a hilarious panic stricken desperate effort, that involves him demonstrating all the roles that he hopes will be played by Hollywood's A-list actors, including a clenched teeth Clint Eastwood, a debonair Sir Anthony Hopkins and a scintillating Catherine Zeta Jones.
Peter Houghton's The Pitch is one hilarious antidote for the many clichéd and overdone Hollywood blockbusters that we are all familiar with.
Peter Houghton is the winner of 4 Green Room Awards and has received no less than 9 Green Room nominations.
"Every now and then in the theatre you get the pure pleasure of seeing an absolutely wonderful performance. I had that pleasure last night...the show is called The Pitch." - Amanda Smith, ABC Radio National
"A hysterical spoof on screenwriting... stuffed full of running gags, one liners and great physical comedy" - The Age.
"Peter Houghton is funny. His play, The Pitch is really funny... a romp.... hilarious.... a riot." - Kate Herbert Sun Herald