Our 2019-2020 Season
The Pohutukawa Tree
By Bruce Mason
This iconic Kiwi drama is the story of the last Māori family remaining on their iwi's lands in a town now completely populated by Pākehā. The rest of her iwi has been displaced or moved on, but the matriarch of the family, Aroha, is determined never to leave her ancestral home, and is struggling to retain her cultural and spiritual identity and keep her family innocent in a rapidly changing and dangerous world.
Dates: November 1 - 16, 2019
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
A trivial comedy for serious people. Or is it a serious comedy for trivial people? Well, whatever... Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savoured by all who enjoy artful conversation. From the play's effervescent beginnings in Algernon's London flat to its hilarious denouement in the drawing room of Jack Worthing's country manor, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment.
Dates: March 6 - 21, 2020