And so down comes the curtain on another short, mad, and intense Te Rākau Theatre season in the sandpit. Words cannot express how grateful we are for the assistance of Te Puni Kōkiri, WCC, Ngāti Toa, Massey University, and Te Papa. Without the collective efforts of these organisations, we would not have made it to opening night – nō reira, kai te mihi, kai te mihi. Fingers crossed that getting the second play Dog&Bone up and running later this year will be a smoother journey…Finally, to the wonderful audiences who attended The Ragged, thank you for spending some time with us in 1840, and sharing your responses, reflections, and feedback. Kia ora rā!
Last night we opened our show The Ragged at our national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa. Awesome audience, fantastic hosts, and shoes full of sand. Thanks to the whānau who came to support our hard working cast and crew. As for the rest of you New Zealanders: why not take an hour and a half out of your day and swap for a slice of 1840s Wellington history – come down to Te Papa and get a bit of history up ya….us Māoris won’t bite (those days are over…sort of….)