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The Mooncake and the Kumara

The Mooncake and the Kumara

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  • Sun 25 Oct ’15, 7:00pm – 8:40pm


Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, 38 Durham Street, Tauranga


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $45.00
  • Students: $25.00
  • Adults *TECT Earlybird: $36.00
  • Students *TECT Earlybird: $20.00

‘I am not normal; I am Chinese’ - Yee

‘The Māori girls are not to blame if, seeing their elder sisters with lazy Māori husbands living in abject poverty, they choose to marry Chinese’ – Auckland Star, 1929

Nearly ninety years ago on a New Zealand market garden, two families, one Māori and the other Chinese, became part of a romance that would uproot their lives over generations.

Layered with myth and fable, The Mooncake and the Kūmara is a moving story about a mixed-up, Māori-Chinese love affair that sprouts among rows of potatoes. Told in a rich mixture of English, Māori and Cantonese, The Mooncake and the Kūmara is the debut, award-winning play by Māori-Chinese playwright Mei-Lin Te Puea Hansen.

Loosely based on the story of her grandparents' relationship, this is a story about history, duty, secrets and the delicate balance needed to grow families.

This performance will be sign interpreted.
Proudly supported by Baycourt.

*TECT Earlybird ends 7 October

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