31 October 2011

Sex Drive: Lots of thigh slapping

The lone male in a cast and crew of women, Tim Spite tells drama on the waterfront about the current Circa One production, Sex Drive, and shares what he would do if he won $10,000 in Lotto.

DOTW: What is the story of Sex Drive?

TS: Three women who work in a poultry packing plant win 10 grand and decide to pool their money to start a mobile sex toy shop in order to win themselves some autonomy over their paltry existence.

Tim Spite in Sex Drive. Photo by Stephen A'Court.
DOTW: What can you tell us about the characters you play?

TS: I play the poultry factory owner, Gordy; a garish bully and a bit of a perve. I also play Lance, one of the women’s son, who is, by contrast, intelligent caring and a bit shy.

DOTW: How does it feel to be the only male in a cast with five women?

TS: Not to mention the Director, Stage Manager, Costume Designer and Lighting Operator being women too! Well, I have three sisters and two daughters. It feels perfectly normal.

I’ve never seen so much competitive baking at morning tea. I was well looked after!

Lyndee-Jane Rutherford and Tim Spite in Sex Drive. Photo by Stephen A'Court.
DOTW: Given the subject matter/props, there must have been a lot of laughs in the rehearsal room; do you have any funny stories you could share?

TS: When the whole group tried on the vibrating butterflies was pretty funny.

DOTW: How have audiences reacted to the play so far?

TS: Lots of thigh slapping. I’m sure someone nearly died laughing on Saturday. They’d didn’t sound well at all.

Tim Spite in Sex Drive. Photo by Stephen A'Court.
DOTW: Finally, what would YOU do with the money if you won $10,000 in Lotto?

TS: I’d build a secret sex dungeon in the back yard and kit it out with all the latest sex toys.

Sex Drive runs until 12 November. To book, call the Circa Box Office at 801-7992.

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