Dawn Raids

Where

ASB Waterfront Theatre, 38 Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

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When

Tuesday 16 August 2022
7pm-9pm


Wednesday 17 August 2022
7pm-9pm


Thursday 18 August 2022
7pm-9pm


Friday 19 August 2022
8pm-10pm


Saturday 20 August 2022
8pm-10pm


Sunday 21 August 2022
4pm-6pm


Tuesday 23 August 2022
7pm-9pm


Wednesday 24 August 2022
7pm-9pm


Thursday 25 August 2022
7pm-9pm


Friday 26 August 2022
8pm-10pm


Saturday 27 August 2022
2pm-4pm

8pm-10pm


Sunday 28 August 2022
4pm-6pm


Tuesday 30 August 2022
7pm-9pm


Wednesday 31 August 2022
7pm-9pm


Thursday 1 September 2022
7pm-9pm


Friday 2 September 2022
8pm-10pm


Saturday 3 September 2022
2pm-4pm

8pm-10pm


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  • Audio-Described performance & Touch Tour: Tue 30 Aug, 7pm
  • NZSL-Interpreted performance: Sat 3 Sep, 2pm
  • Pay what you wish: Tue 23 Aug, 7pm
  • Sunday Forum: Sun 21 Aug, 3pm

Cost

Paid
  • Adult: $49-$74
  • Senior: $44-$69
  • Group 6+: $44-$60
  • Concession: $30-$52
  • Under 30: $30
  • Accessibility: $20 (tickets available from box office)

Early Bird ends Mon 25 July 2022

Dawn Raids

Legendary Pasifika theatre collective Pacific Underground revisits Dawn Raids 25 years on, in the wake of the apology.

Central Auckland. 1973. Fuarosa sleeps with one eye on the front door, in fear of it bursting open. Sione struggles to keep the peace by day and croons Elvis love songs by night. Teresa turns to activism to channel her rage but only her mate Bene hears her. Steve is a policeman, turning his own people out of their homes – even though it turns his stomach. Mose supports the raids and scorns overstayers.

Join Sione and his band, the Noble Hawai’ian Sabretooth Tigers, as they welcome you to the Paradise Honeypot Club where everything is beautiful, until it isn’t.

Oscar Kightley’s contemporary classic contrasts white-hot anger at the injustice visited upon Pacific People with wit and warmth, and Elvis - lots of Elvis. An unmissable new production of Dawn Raids, given fresh potency by the Apology.

A co-production between Auckland Theatre Company and Pacific Underground.

By arrangement with Playmarket.

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