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The Chairs/He Tūru Māu/O Nofoa/等凳

11 Jul 2018 - 04 Aug 2018

  • Image by Allan Xia

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 7.30pm - Saturday 4 August 2018, 8.30pm

Show times vary – see the website below for details


Te Pou Theatre, 44A Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland

Show map

Plentiful parking around the back off McWhirter Place



Concessions available

Discounts for booking multiple shows

Enquire about school matinees



Briar Collard, Producer


“Then, at last we arrived…”

An isolated Old Man and Old Woman prepare for the arrival of important guests. Sixty-six years after it first premiered, Ionesco’s iconic absurdist farce is interpreted for Kiwi audiences as four separate versions - in Te Reo, Samoan, Cantonese and English.

Showcasing the similarities as well as the differences between the Pākeha, Māori, Samoan and Cantonese cultures, four experienced teams of theatre-makers will take over Te Pou theatre in July.

Using physical theatre, comedy and pathos, the boundaries of language will be transcended by beautiful moments of theatre and community connection.