The Landeaters Development Showing

2 Dec 2015 11:30 AM
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5D14 Theatre Laboratory Wellington Campus
Block 5, 5D14

Te Rākau Theatre, the Summer Theatre Company in Residence with the School of English & Media Studies at Wellington, invites you to the development season of The Landeaters, Helen Pearse-Otene’s fourth and final instalment in The underTOW project. This development season forms part of a creative arts research collaboration undertaken by writer Helen Pearse-Otene (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Taranaki, Ngāti Ruanui) and a group of Vietnam veterans.

We’d love to have you with us in the theatre lab 5D14 to welcome Te Rākau’s newest work, and for a cup of tea and kōrero afterwards.

5D14 - The Theatre Lab

Massey University Wellington campus, Wallace Street, Mt Cook

Wednesday 2 December at 11.30am

Space is limited so please email Elspeth Tilley e.tilley@massey.ac.nz by Friday November 27 if you will be attending.

“Fear of losing your mates – fear of getting caught – fear of getting lost – fear of not getting back. My mates, it’s all about your mates. Hey, I volunteered – we knew where we were going. I don’t want to be a crying soldier. I can pull meself out of it, yeah!”

For property developer Wayne Tinkerman, this day could not have started any sweeter. After months of wrangling with red-tape and a disgruntled community, he has finally landed his prize – the right to develop land on the Wellington South Coast. All that stands in his way now is an ancient willow tree – should be simple enough to remove with a digger – not so, as Wayne finds out that former landowner Harry Kenning has taken up residence beneath the tree. And unfortunately for Wayne, getting rid of a giant tree is nothing compared to what he’ll have to do to dig out an old soldier like Harry. And Harry is not coming out…

Formed from the common experiences of a group of combat veterans, Landeaters tells a story of memory, isolation, healing, and a veteran's resistance to war inside the body.

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