Pakaru

Pakaru

  • Theatre
  • Auckland Premiere

SCHOOL TICKETS AVAILABLE

A gutsy portrayal of whānau and motherhood, Mitch Tawhi Thomas’s multi award-winning play is rooted in heartfelt comedy, brutal honesty, and the enduring human spirit.

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.

School Tickets
Show Time & Date:
Fri 11th March 7pm; Sat 12th March 2pm & 7pm; Sun 13th March 4.30pm
Location:
ASB Waterfront Theatre
Price:
$15
Suitability:
Years 7-13 (Intermediate to Secondary School)
Curriculum Links:
Drama, Social Studies
TO BOOK: Download the booking form HERE

Pre-Show Talk with Mitch Tawhi Thomas
Sun 13 March, 2:00pm
Description and details for the Pre-show talk for Pakaru with Mitch Tawhi Thomas to follow. Enquire and book for this pre-talk opportunity via schools@aaf.co.nz

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School tickets $15
One teacher free per 10 students booked.

Dates

  • Fri
    11
    ASB Waterfront Theatre
    7:00pm
  • Sat
    12
    ASB Waterfront Theatre
    2:00pm
  • Sat
    12
    ASB Waterfront Theatre
    7:00pm
  • Sun
    13
    ASB Waterfront Theatre
    4:30pm

138 Halsey St
Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

0800 ATC TIX (282 849)
http://www.asbwaterfronttheatre.co.nz/

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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.”

The Pantograph Punch

Credits

Produced by
  • Hāpai Productions
Photo by
  • Julie Zhu

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