AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL 2022 PRESENTS
11 MAR - 13 MAR 2022 — CANCELLED
Auckland Arts Festival
75 minutes, no interval
Strong language, sexual references, drug use
RED LIGHT UPDATE (3 FEB 2022)
Auckland Arts Festival (AAF) regrets to announce that due to New Zealand moving to Red under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, Pakaru has been cancelled. Ticketholders will be refunded automatically by ASB Waterfront Theatre. If they are unable to process your refund automatically, box office will call you. No further action is required on your part.
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 two 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.
Mitch Tawhi Thomas
Writer & Director
Early Bird + Booking Fees $39 - $49
Senior Citizen 65+ + Booking Fees $39 - $49
Concession + Booking Fees $39 - $49
Group 6+ + Booking Fees $39 - $49
Under 30 + Booking Fees $32 - $39
Concession prices are available for tertiary students and Community Services Card holders. Presentation of an appropriate ID will be required.