The Sun and the Wind

In this surreal, heartbreaking, impactful new play, experience a birthday unlike any other. 

$30 - $55.90 (service fees apply)
75 minutes, no interval
20 - 24 March, 2024
Wed 20 Mar, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Thu 21 Mar, 8pm - 9:15pm
Fri 22 Mar, 8pm - 9:15pm
Sat 23 Mar, 2pm - 3:15pm
Sat 23 Mar, 8pm - 9:15pm
Sun 24 Mar, 4pm - 5:15pm

Rangi and Hūkerikeri, in the midst of quiet celebrations, are caught off-guard when two uninvited guests crash through the door of their home. Hihi and Kate are there to rob the place, until they’re mistaken as the couple’s deceased son and his wife. 

An emotional rollercoaster of grief, hope, love and loss, The Sun and the Wind deftly explores the moral of ‘persuasion over force’ within a gripping human drama where the threat of violence meets the power of tenderness. It’s also a beautiful, heartfelt ode to whānau and connection you won’t soon forget.

"Beautiful and thoughtful… From direction, to craft, to performance, this phenomenal production had me on the edge of my seat.” - Art Murmurs

Audio Described Performance (Intro notes only)

Fri 23 March, 8.00pm; Sat 23 March, 2.00pm & 8.00pm; Sun 24 March, 4.00pm
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This show is a part of Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Arts Festival 2024. Click here to explore what else is on during the festival. 

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Presented by:
Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Arts Festival and Taurima Vibes 

Creative team: 
Writer and set design- Tainui Tukiwaho 
Kaiwhakahaere - Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
Lighting design - Katrina Chandra 
Sound design  - Eve Gordon 

Joe Dekkers-Reihana 
Julie Edwards 
Tuakoi Ohia 
Tainui Tukiwaho

Sponsors and supporters: 
Supported by Creative New Zealand 
Sponsored by mai 
With support from platinum patrons Andrew and Jenny Smith 

Audience warnings: 
Recommended for ages 13+. References to suicide, self harm and death. Use of fake gun including the sound of a gunshot. 


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