Written by: Dean Parker
Directed by: Jane Waddell
03 November − 01 December
A powerful new play by Dean Parker – passionate, political, richly textured.
Beijing, 1974 – Trish and Pauline are Maoists on a New Zealand Students’ Association trip to Red China. Also on the trip is Oliver, a radical would-be writer.
Twenty years later Trish is a second term labour MP, plotting the dumping of Labour Party leader, Mike Moore.
Fifteen years later Pauline and Oliver meet by chance in a pub at Mangere Bridge and look back at the choices they’ve made and the worlds they’ve lived in… a surprise emerges for the future.
The Tigers of Wrath is an intriguing play about the strange twists of life, about hopes and dreams, about a developing and then disintegrating relationship. About how one comes to terms with life. About feelings.
In the background run two astonishing political trajectories: The People’s Republic of China and the New Zealand Labour Party.
Presented by arrangement with Playmarket.
Starring Kate Prior, Nathan Meister, Heather O'Carroll, Neenah Dekkers-Reihana