You missed this – Subscribe & Avoid FOMO!
Strange Resting Places

When:

Sun 12 Jun 2011, 7:00pm

Where: Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, 33 Buckingham St, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Website:

Italy, World War II - 1944. A young Maori solder from the 28th Māori Battalion sets out to steal food. An Italian deserter from the fascist army takes cover in a stable. Both find themselves in a potentially deadly stand-off, but with Germans just outside, their survival depends on co-operation.

Originally conceived and written by Paolo Rotondo and Rob Makaraka, who blend their own family histories with those of strangers, Strange Resting Places shines a light on New Zealand’s wartime history, exploring cultural differences to comic effect, as well as the four universals shared with Italians:- the love of family, food, seduction and song!

Live music intertwines with drama and comedy in three languages – Māori, English and Italian - in this critically acclaimed Taki Rua production which has toured internationally to festivals in London, Singapore, Australia, and American Samoa, as well as Aotearoa. From the sharing of coffee in the prologue, to the serving of wine and food at the end of each performance, the chemistry between the performers extends outwards to include the audience. Strange Resting Places is inclusive theatre at its best.

Book at Lakes District Museum.