I, George Nepia

Monday, August 19, 2013 06:30 PM

I, George Nepia, Taiporohenui Marae

6.30pm start, tickets $25.00, from South Taranaki i-Site

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I, George Nepia


You’ll kick yourself if you miss this theatrical taonga brought to you by Tawata Productions.  This eloquent and award-winning play by leading Māori playwright, Hone Kouka, brings into focus the life of a talented young East Coast boy from humble beginnings who invented the spiral punt, crafted the crash tackle and was thrust into rugby superstardom as a member of the 1924 Invincibles.

Winner of four Chapman Tripp Awards in 2011, including Production, Director and Actor of the Year, as well as Most Promising Director for Jason Te Kare in his directorial debut, I George Nepia is a heartfelt homage to a bloody legend.

I, George Nepia, will appeal to footy fans and theatre lovers alike as they journey together into the spirit of our nation in a different age.  Graceful and mesmerising, Jarod Rawiri as Nepia, offers an enchanting and poetic peek into the heart, mind and life of an extraordinary man and sporting colossus.



Venue: Taiporohenui Marae