Te Rakau Trust: DOG & BONE
Directed by Jim Moriarty
Written by Helen Pearse-Otene
4th December –8th December, 7pm


“But all we’ll do is throw you a bone, a single bone and then watch all you mongrels turn on each other.”

The second Taranaki War is raging and New Plymouth is a garrison town under siege. The British Imperial Army have returned to England, leaving the country to Māori and Pākehā to fight over, “He iwi tahi tātou” no longer. To the victor the spoils: a lush unspoilt country ripe for farming and the right to rewrite history as they see fit. To the loser: the slow, systematic loss of everything held dear, starting with their land and freedom.

But in 1869 the war is a far cry from the south coast of Wellington, where Tāiki Kenning has settled in marital bliss with his Pākehā bride Hannah-May. There, Tāiki and Hannah-May keep the homefires of Te Miti burning, in the hope that one day his people will return. But as a storm brews overhead and Hannah-May begins to dream of terrors in the forest,  a pack of dogs appear with a warning for Tāiki.

 “Lyrical and poetic”
– Ewen Coleman, The Dominion Post
“Confronting, compelling and highly entertaining”
– Maraea Rakuraku, Theatreview
“This is ‘must see’ and highly unique theatre”
– John Smyth, Theatreview

Please contact Sasha Gibb on 04 389 2066 or terakau@xtra.co.nz
Go to http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2012/dog-and-bone/porirua-mana to make a booking


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