Te Rakau Trust presents 'The Ragged'
Te Rakau Trust presents 'The Ragged'; the first in a trilogy of plays about the settlement of Wellington
Te Rakau is putting on a new play ‘The Ragged’ and it would be a pleasure to see you there. Tickets are being sold through ticketek, however there will be door sales subject to availability. Please find below a copy of the flyer and a brief blurb about the play (starts 7pm, Monday, Thursday and Fridays)
‘The Ragged’ is a historical piece set in Port Nicholson (the first Pakeha name for Wellington) in 1840. It follows the journey of a young settler, Samuel Kenning, who has traveled to Aotearoa to escape the hopelessness of life in Victorian England. As he adjusts to his new found surroundings, he becomes acutely aware of the misconceptions, miscommunication and double dealing between the newly formed governor's office, the New Zealand Company and the Maori who were being slowly deprived of their land. The play looks at the hurt that we may inflict on others - on behalf of an ideal, a belief, or for our own personal gain, and how the consequences of that hurt may resonate for generations to come, and in some cases, how karma may come back to haunt us.