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Duration: 1 – 5 Nov
Price: $15 - $55

“E lelei, e lelei le Ali’i”

Sāmoa, 1930. It is three months after the events of Black Saturday, when New Zealand police officers opened fire on a peaceful procession of Mau members, killing eleven people. When the surviving men of the Mau flee into the rainforest, hunted by police, four women must rally to support them in hiding and take over the resistance against the New Zealand occupation.

This is a development season of a new play by D. F. Mamea, award-winning writer of Still Life with Chickens and Goodbye My Feleni. A work of fiction based on true events, We Are Many teaches history with heart, highlighting the challenges faced by the Women’s Mau Movement and celebrating the resilience and strength of tāngata Pasifika.

 

We Are Many
By D. F. Mamea

 

Directed by Sarai Perenise-Ropeti
Produced by Nathan Mudge
1 – 5 Nov
Circa Two
Tues – Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2pm
$15 – $55

Proudly supported by Shoreline Partners and Giddy Up New Zealand


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Image by Alfred James Tattersall, ‘THE LEADERS OF THE WOMEN’S MAU’
REFERENCE PA1-O-795-05, ALEXANDER TURNBULL LIBRARY, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND