Stuff Events

Powered by:

Pakaru: CANCELLED

Pakaru: CANCELLED

Sorry this event has been cancelled

When:

  • Wed 2 Mar, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
  • Thu 3 Mar, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
  • Fri 4 Mar, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
  • Sat 5 Mar, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
  • Sun 6 Mar, 4:00pm – 5:15pm

Where:

Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington

Restrictions:

R16

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $49.00
  • Choose Your Own Price (Thursday 3 Mar only): $20.00

By Mitch Tawhi Thomas and Hapai Productions

A riveting, powerful and intensely moving experience — THEATREVIEW

Mum is out on a date looking for love, while the kids are online working their dirty side hustle for cash… welcome to Pakaru. Sometimes it’s funny and sometimes it’s sh*t but the struggle is always real. Set in present day Aotearoa, this punchy little tale is of a Pākehā solo mum... raising teens... who are twins... and they’re Māori...easy right? With an ensemble of skilfully crafted characters, Pakaru draws you deep into an intimate contemporary drama about a small broken whānau who try to come together despite everything pushing them apart.

This gut-wrenching story shouts out at the reality that exists in between the ever-widening gap that many of our people have to live in. It is rooted in dark comedy, brutal tragedy, but is a hopeful nod to our enduring human spirit. Winner of the prestigious Adam New Zealand Play Award, experience this extraordinary piece of theatre that is “both hilarious and heart-wrenching” (Pantograph Punch).

Suitable for: ages 16+

Artist talk: Post-show, Thursday 3 March, 6:30pm

Tā māmā, he puta ki te taone ki te whaiwhai tāne, me kore noa te aroha e rangona. Tā āna tamariki, he mahi nanakia i runga i te ipurangi, he whai moni te take – Ko Pakaru tēnei.

He whakaaturanga toi whakaari e pā ana ki a Shayla rāua ko Brayden, he taiohi Māori, otirā he mahanga hoki rāua. E noho ana rāua ki te whare o tō rāua māmā, e noho pōhara ana, erangi ka haere tonu te whānau nei i tā rātou haere, pakari ana, Pakaru hoki ana.

Ko tēnei whakaaturanga, he mea whakakata, whakawehi, whakamataku, otirā he mea whakaaweawe. Mō ngā pākeke anahe tēnei whakaaturanga. Me 16+ te pakeke.

Related Events

Special offers

How to get your Event listed

To have your Event appear on Stuff Events, go to www.eventfinda.co.nz who supply the event listings for this site.

Click here to add your Event now!
Powered by: