Still Life with Chickens

By D.F. Mamea

8 MAR - 24 MAR 2018 — ATC Bonus Show

About.

Company

Auckland Theatre Company

Venue

ASB Waterfront Theatre

Duration

Restrictions

None

ngere Arts Centre: 8 - 14 March 2018

ASB Cube, ASB Waterfront Theatre: 17 - 24 March 2018

“E, leai, I’m not doing an encore. I’m an old woman, you stupid chicken. The last time I sang and danced like that… oi, ‘ta fia ola e. My wedding day. I was so young and beautiful, and so was Papa.”

Mama’s proud of her flourishing veggie garden. So when she discovers a stray chicken enjoying her greens, her first instinct is to reach for the spade. But what starts as an all out war develops into a grudging friendship, as Mama opens up to the chicken about her struggles with her old man, her palagi daughter-in-law, her immigrant neighbours and the grandchildren she rarely sees. Through this unlikely friendship, Mama learns there’s more to life than waiting for death. A beautiful, beguiling and very funny play about loneliness and the resilience of communities.

David Fa’auliuli Mamea has worked on film, television, radio and theatre projects in genres ranging from sci-fi to soap, comedy to horror and documentary to drama. His play Kingswood was work-shopped by Auckland Theatre Company in 2016, and Goodbye My Feleni was produced throughout New Zealand in 2013. Still Life with Chickens won the Adam NZ play award (2017) and the Playmarket Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright (2017).

Still Life with Chickens was developed with the support of Auckland Theatre Company.

Community Outreach Partner ASB

Creatives.

D.F. Mamea

Playwright

Fasitua Amosa

Direction

Dates &
Times.

Thu 8 Mar 7:30 PM Māngere Arts Centre

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Fri 9 Mar 7:30 PM Māngere Arts Centre

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Sat 10 Mar 7:30 PM Māngere Arts Centre

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Tue 13 Mar 7:30 PM Māngere Arts Centre

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Wed 14 Mar 7:30 PM Māngere Arts Centre

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Sat 17 Mar 2:30 PM ASB Cube, ASB Waterfront Theatre

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Sat 17 Mar 7:30 PM ASB Cube, ASB Waterfront Theatre

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Sun 18 Mar 5:00 PM ASB Cube, ASB Waterfront Theatre

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Tue 20 Mar 7:30 PM ASB Cube, ASB Waterfront Theatre

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Wed 21 Mar 7:30 PM ASB Cube, ASB Waterfront Theatre

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Thu 22 Mar 7:30 PM ASB Cube, ASB Waterfront Theatre

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Fri 23 Mar 7:30 PM ASB Cube, ASB Waterfront Theatre

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Sat 24 Mar 2:30 PM ASB Cube, ASB Waterfront Theatre

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Sat 24 Mar 7:30 PM ASB Cube, ASB Waterfront Theatre

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Special Event

Backstage Story

Monday 26 Feb, 6:30pm

Meet the play’s cast and creative team to find out how they are approaching the show. Presented at ATC Studios, 487 Dominion Road.

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