HERE & NOW 2019
The Gangster's Paradise
By Leki Jackson Bourke
26 APR - 30 APR 2019 — Theatre
Auckland Theatre Company
ASB Waterfront Theatre
70 minutes, no interval.
Use of strobe lighting and strong language, Ages 13+
Homegrown hip hop rom-com musical mash up.
“Hell to the no! I ain’t joining no drama club.”
Wannabe gangster, Jayden is on the verge of being expelled from St. Coolio High until Brother G offers him a way out… by taking the lead role in the school production of West Side Story. Award-winning playwright Leki Jackson Bourke turns musical tropes on their head in this hilarious South Auckland redemption story with savage smack, rap and krumping.
HERE & NOW
26 – 30 April
Young theatre-makers tell their stories at the ASB Waterfront Theatre this April school holidays.
Ria Sionetali Rattray
Drama Nerd/Ensemble + Dance Captain
Leki Jackson Bourke
Tausani Ah Chong