Michael James Manaia – Auslan interpreted show
27 September 2012
Michael James Manaia
Taki Rua (New Zealand)
By John Broughton
Auslan Interpreted Performance!
New Zealand’s national Maori theatre company revives the powerful story of a man returning from war to find he is at odds with his country, his actions and himself.
Michael James Manaia fights a war – first with his father, then in Vietnam, from which he returns to a society made unrecognisable by the horrors he has seen. This is his story, raw, humorous and unsentimental – one that has become the voice of a lost generation.
In 1991, playwright John Broughton’s fearless reckoning with the bitter complexities of his country’s past turned this one-man play into an undisputed classic of New Zealand theatre. Now, twenty years after it first stunned audiences around the world, New Zealand’s premiere Maori theatre company, Taki Rua, brings Michael James Manaia roaring back to the international stage.
The venue is intimate so there will be no problem with sight lines of the interpreters for deaf patrons.
Auslan performance: Saturday 20 October, 4pm – interpreted performance
The show is 2 hours and 20 minutes long, including interval
Thu 11 Oct at 7.30pm
Fri 12, Tue 16 – Fri 19 Oct at 7.30pm
Tue 23 – Fri 26 Oct at 7.30pm
Sat 13, Sat 20 & Sat 27 Oct at 4pm, 8pm
Sun 14, Sun 21 & Sun 28 Oct at 5pm
Fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Prices: $45 full price, $37.50 concession price
This event is general admission so tickets can be purchased through the Melbourne Festival website: http://www.melbournefestival.com.au/program/production?id=4042
Wheelchair accessible venue and Auslan interpreted performance.