A BOY CALLED PIANO - from THE CONCH

 

Date:

Fri 22 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Fri 22 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Venue:

BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington

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Sat 23 Nov 2019, 02:30 pm

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Sat 23 Nov 2019, 04:00 pm

Venue:

BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington

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Sat 23 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Sat 23 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Venue:

BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington

Date:

Tue 26 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Tue 26 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Venue:

BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington

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Wed 27 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Wed 27 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Venue:

BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington

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Thu 28 Nov 2019, 02:30 pm

Until:

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 04:00 pm

Venue:

BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington

Date:

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Venue:

BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington

Date:

Fri 29 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Fri 29 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Venue:

BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington

Date:

Sat 30 Nov 2019, 02:30 pm

Until:

Sat 30 Nov 2019, 04:00 pm

Venue:

BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington

Date:

Sat 30 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Sat 30 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Venue:

BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington

Category:

Theatre, Maori, Pasifika, Children Issues Causes

Accessibility:

Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking

Cost:

$15-$25

Listed By:

The Conch

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Auckland 1963, three 11-year-old boys meet in a cell in the family court. Two Māori and one Samoan – Wheels, Piwi and a boy called Piano. Made wards of state and taken to Owairaka Boys Home. So begins a story into the heart of darkness, abuse and pain and a journey of survival, friendship and the light of the human spirit.

From the creators of The White Guitar comes a new play, A Boy Called Piano, the true story of Fa’amoana ‘John’ Luafutu and the experience of thousands of Māori and Pasifika children placed in state care in the 1960s.

Award-winning New Zealand theatre company The Conch presents A Boy Called Piano in its development season in Wellington at BATS Theatre from 22-30 November.

Written by Fa’amoana Luafutu & Tom McCrory, and directed by Nina Nawalowalo (ONZM) and Jim Moriarty, A Boy Called Piano builds on the story of The White Guitar and uses The Conch’s kaupapa of harnessing the power of theatre as a force for social change.

At a time when the Government is drawing up the terms for a Royal Commission of Enquiry into the terrible abuse of children in state care, Fa’amoana has chosen to speak out through this new play. His story is not one of private shame but one shared by thousands which impacts on us all.

Combining highly physical storytelling and stunning AV design, A Boy Called Piano will feature Matthias Luafutu together with Aaron McGregor and Allan Henry, with music composed and performed by Mark Vanilau.

Fa’amoana Luafutu says through this play he hopes to use his voice as a vehicle to convey a cry of love to the past, present and future. “We must look to the past with understanding and to the future with love.”

A Boy Called Piano is at BATS Theatre in Wellington from 22-30 November. Tickets are on sale now through BATS Theatre www.bats.co.nz

Feature image: Micah Luafutu

Event Dates

BATS Theatre
Wellington
1 Kent Terrace
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Date:

Fri 22 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Fri 22 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Cost:

$15-$25

BATS Theatre
Wellington
1 Kent Terrace
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Date:

Sat 23 Nov 2019, 02:30 pm

Until:

Sat 23 Nov 2019, 04:00 pm

Cost:

$15-$25

BATS Theatre
Wellington
1 Kent Terrace
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Date:

Sat 23 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Sat 23 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Cost:

$15-$25

BATS Theatre
Wellington
1 Kent Terrace
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Date:

Tue 26 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Tue 26 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Cost:

$15-$25

BATS Theatre
Wellington
1 Kent Terrace
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Date:

Wed 27 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Wed 27 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Cost:

$15-$25

BATS Theatre
Wellington
1 Kent Terrace
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Date:

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 02:30 pm

Until:

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 04:00 pm

Cost:

$15-$25

BATS Theatre
Wellington
1 Kent Terrace
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Date:

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Cost:

$15-$25

BATS Theatre
Wellington
1 Kent Terrace
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Date:

Fri 29 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Fri 29 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Cost:

$15-$25

BATS Theatre
Wellington
1 Kent Terrace
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Date:

Sat 30 Nov 2019, 02:30 pm

Until:

Sat 30 Nov 2019, 04:00 pm

Cost:

$15-$25

BATS Theatre
Wellington
1 Kent Terrace
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Date:

Sat 30 Nov 2019, 08:30 pm

Until:

Sat 30 Nov 2019, 10:00 pm

Cost:

$15-$25

 
 
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