Otaki Memorial Hall, Otaki

16/10/2009 - 16/10/2009

Little Theatre, Library Bldg, 2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt

17/10/2009 - 17/10/2009

Te Whaea - Drama One, 11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown, Wellington

18/10/2009 - 18/10/2009

Production Details

Muntu, by Ghanaian playwright Joe de Graft, is directed by Wakanyote Njuguna, a Kenyan playwright, theatre director, actor, artist and educator. His Assistant Director is Kenyan actress and poet, Wanjiku Kiarie Sanderson and the producer was the late Martyn Sanderson.

Muntu is an epic work, of classical proportions, that symbolically represents the history, philosophy, politics, economics and cultures of Africa. Unlike the text-books and academic journals where these matters are usually discussed, Muntu vibrates with the energy of drumming, songs, dance, mime, poetry and dramatic confrontation that bring the issues to life. 

At its first production, Muntu raised issues, including the historical function of the Christian churches in Africa, that led to heated argument. Thirty years later, it stands up very well as a provocative, engaging platform for debate. 

When / Where:

Friday 16 October, 7.30 p.m.
Otaki Memorial Hall, Main Street, Otaki.
Tickets at Otaki Travel, 74 Main Street. (06) 364 8415
$15, $10 concession, high school and wânanga students $5.

Saturday 17 October, 2.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.
Lower Hutt Little Theatre, Library Bldg, 2 Queens Drive.
Tickets at Downstage (04) 801 6946 and door sales
$15, $10 concession, high school students $5.

Sunday 18th October, 3.00 p.m.
Toi Whakaari/NZ Drama and Dance Centre,
11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown, Wellington.
Tickets at Downstage (04) 801 6946 and door sales
$15, $10 concession, Toi Whakaari students $5.

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