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  • Wed 12 Feb ’14, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Thu 13 Feb ’14, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Fri 14 Feb ’14, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Sat 15 Feb ’14, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Sat 15 Feb ’14, 7:00pm – 8:30pm


Studio 77, 77 Fairlie Terrace, Kelburn, Wellington



Ticket Information:

  • Full: $19.45
  • Concession: $14.35
  • Group 6+: $12.30
  • Fringe Addict: $12.30

How does Pocahontas Haunt Us?

With her innocence sullied. With her people, her place, her paradigm plagued, pursued and nearly eradicated by the viruses of separatism, competition, deceit and dis-ease.

Melissa Billington, 13th lineal descendant of Pocahontas, arrives on our shores with stories of madness, murder, mayhem, marriage and mothers.

PocaHAUNTus explores how truth is relative, by taking on the truths, or stories, of what we often see as opposites--indigenous and “civilized”, natural and commercial/industrial, sane and crazy. One actor swiftly ‘moves between’ the myriad voices of the people in the stories, thus liberating herself through a skillful schizophrenia.

With an aim to bridge these seeming opposites, to take the poison of ancestral patterns and transmute it into potion for the present and future generations, Melissa plays with the premise that performance is performative in the western world, yet transformative in most indigenous cultures.

"Pocahontas, born Matoaka, ordained Amonute, christened Rebecca, was my great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, grandmother. Her connection to the earth was unborn and undying—it never wasn’t."

Contains nudity and violence, may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Presented by Theatrecomrades

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