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Duration: 28 Jul–26 Aug - FINAL WEEK!
Location: Circa Two
Price: $30 – $55 - FINAL WEEK!
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The Sun and the Wind

By Tainui Tukiwaho

Presented by Taurima Vibes

Directed by Edward Peni


A birthday party with love and sacrifices – stuff.co.nz

A powerful showing of love, jealousy and what can fester in between – Review by Waitahi Aniwaniwa McGee (Theatreview – 30th Jul 2023)

A profound evocation of despair, loss and grief that inevitably erupts with humour – Review by John Smythe (Theatreview – 29th Jul 2023)

Prepare yourself for a birthday party you’ll never forget.

In the midst of a birthday celebration, Rangi and Hūkerikeri (Keri) are caught off guard when two unexpected guests crash through the door intent on robbing the couple. But things don’t go as planned when the older couple mistake the would-be thieves for their deceased son and his wife.

Come with us as we explore the dangers of love and secrets. Of loving someone too much, not enough and being starved of it.

Join the minds behind such shows as Black Ties, Larger Than Life and Peter, Paka, Paratene for a truly heart breaking and surreal theatre experience.

Taurima Vibes – Winners of the 2018 Wellington Theatre Awards – Excellence Award for Community Engagement.

Taurima Vibes is an important intermediary organisation that creates brokership opportunities for a vast array of communities across Aotearoa. As brokers we are committed to bringing spotlight to marginalised community, undervalued and historically unheard communities and bridging the gaps between the privileged and under resourced, using the creative arts as our main communication mechanism. We are creators, advisors and consultants leading in advocacy, strategic community engagement and creative sector development for the arts and well-being across the motu.

Audience care: Although trigger warnings are not necessary for most of this show, moments of The Sun and the Wind contain graphic reference to suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviour. We will offer time for whakatau to decompress and sit in collective debrief after each performance. Mental health contact details are listed in our programme.

28 Jul–26 Aug – FINAL WEEK!
Circa Two
Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4.30pm
$30 – $55

$35 Special – Tues 1 Aug

‘Choose Your Price Night’ – Weds 2 Aug and Thurs 24 Aug


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