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Taki Rua Productions presents… MAUI


Taki Rua Productions presents…


By popular demand

MAUI - the extended season at

Downstage Theatre

December 14-17th – 4 NIGHTS ONLY

8pm, Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th December / 6pm and 9pm Friday 17th December

Cnr Cambridge Tce and Courtney Place, Wellington

Bookings on (04) 801 6946

Taki Rua Productions and Humourbeasts (Jemaine Clement and Taika Cohen) invite Wellington audiences to the extended season of “The Untold Tales of Maui”. Following our sold-out season at BATS, fans will have the chance to see the smash hit production at Downstage Theatre. The legends are brought back to life through the tales of Nanny, the wizened kuia who spins fantastical stories to her city-slick grandson who is in need of guidance from the past… The show is a spectacle for new comers and a treat for the devoted… Real savages on stage, catch them before we lose them to Hollywood! “The Untold Tales of Maui” by the Humourbeasts and directed by Andrew Foster.

Nanny’s stories take us to a time when the sun raced across the sky like a hoiho hoha (or impatient horse), when people could take their jawbones out at will or change into different animals, when grandmothers could set things on fire with their fingernails, when you could catch fish the size of a small South Pacific nation. At first the boy has no interest in these crusty myths, but as Nanny’s incredible stories gather strength, the young fool is soon drawn into the mysterious and fantastical world of Maui and his famous exploits.


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