Still Life with Chickens
By D.F. Mamea
8 MAR - 24 MAR 2018 — Drama
Auckland Theatre Company
ASB Cube, ASB Waterfront Theatre: 17 - 24 March 2018 BOOK
Circa Theatre, Wellington: 8 May - 2 June BOOK
Some friendships are just clucking surprising!
When Mama discovers a mischievous chicken invading her flourishing veggie garden her first instinct is to reach for the spade. But what starts out as a skirmish over the silverbeet develops into an unlikely friendship.
Award-winning playwright D.F. Mamea’s slice-of-life story paints a vivid portrait of the local neighbourhood, its colourful characters, and Mama’s dreams for herself and her family. Goretti Chadwick (Pani and Pani) gives a tour-de-force performance in the role of a lifetime, as she brings this glorious character to life.
An intimate, heart-warming, and funny play about friendship, loss, love and life.
“E, leai, I’m not doing an encore. I’m an old woman, you stupid chicken. The last time I sang and danced like that… oi, ‘ta fia ola e. My wedding day. I was so young and beautiful, and so was Papa.”
D.F. Mamea has worked on film, television, radio and theatre projects in genres ranging from sci-fi to soap, comedy to horror and documentary to drama. His play Kingswood was work-shopped by Auckland Theatre Company in 2016, and Goodbye My Feleni was produced throughout New Zealand in 2013. Still Life with Chickens won the Adam NZ play award (2017) and the Playmarket Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright (2017).
Still Life with Chickens was developed with the support of Auckland Theatre Company.
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Monday 26 Feb, 6:30pm
Meet the play’s cast and creative team to find out how they are approaching the show. Presented at ATC Studios, 487 Dominion Road.Find out more