Pakaru explores a young family helmed by Jess, a solo mother, trying to survive on the breadline in present day Aotearoa. Burdened by bills, social welfare, and a small pay packet, she faces huge expectations and teenage twins eager to explore the world without her.
While battling to provide a life with dignity for her tamariki, she decides it is time to think about herself for a change and meets Tahi online. Their first date begins a whirlwind of laughter, tears, and surprises as this new man enters their lives. Filled with real characters dealing with real issues, this critically-acclaimed family portrait is carried by – and speaks powerfully to – the value of everyday truth and aroha.
Audio Described Performance & Touch Tour
Saturday 12 March
Touch Tour: 5.30pm Performance: 7.00pm
ASB Waterfront Theatre
Access Tickets $20* - Access Tickets $20* - plus one companion seat free of charge, if required.
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“Touching on many of our country’s deep issues, like poverty and addiction... [ Pakaru ] mirror[s] real-life: it is both hilarious and heart-wrenching.”