KA HAO TE RANGATAHI: THE NEW NET GOES FISHING
written by Matthew Donaldson
directed by Tainui Tukiwaho
presented by Smackbang Theatre
at Meteor Theatre, Hamilton
From 28 Jun 2012 to 5 Jul 2012
Reviewed by: Brenda Rae Kidd;
Ka Hao te Rangatahi (The New Net Goes Fishing) which will be performed for the first time at Hamilton's FUEL festival on 28 June and 4 and 5 July.
Ka Hao te Rangitahi is an educational, interactive and very humorous show which takes a unique approach to teaching the Maori language by encouraging children to guide the action on stage with their words.
The lead character, Rima, only speaks te reo and is assisted by an English speaking narrator who translates everything for the audience.
It's a warm-hearted family show about a young village boy (Rima) who dreams of travel and adventure, but is duty bound to catch fish for his village. When Rima's magic fishing rod is stolen by a jealous neighbour he decides he must trek thorough forests and over oceans to recover his stolen property and save his village from going hungry.
The show is presented by Smackbang Theatre, directed by Tainui Tukiwaho and written by Matthew Donaldson (021 303 106 email@example.com).