Arts On Tour NZ - Strange Resting Places

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 12:00 AM

An Arts On Tour New Zealand event.'Strange Resting Places takes place in 1944: a battle-torn theare of the Second World War. This production from Taki Rua Productions in Wellington is a festival hit and touring show, which tells a great story. The allied onslaught at Monte Cassino and the 28th Maori Battalion find themselves centre stage. A young Maori soldier goes out to steal food; an Italian takes cover in a stable. Both find themselves trapped in a potentially deadly stand-off, but with Germans just outside, their survival depends on co-operation. With live music mixed with drama and comedy in Maori, Italian and English, Strange Resting Places shines a light on complex emotional bonds of New Zealand's wartime history and the three universals that Maori share with the Italians: Whanau, food and song - not to mention wily cunning, a love of vino and a passion for the ladies. Strange Resting Places is theatre crafted from extensive research, contemporary storytelling and personal experience. Whakawatea (mmet and greet the cast on stage) after the show. Tickets only $20 available 'Pastimes' in Opunake or any Council member.

Venue: Sandfords Event Centre Restaurant Opunake