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Audio described Witi's Wāhine



Sun 14 May 2023, 04:00 pm - 5:20pm


ASB Waterfront Theatre
138 Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter


Arts Culture, Performing Arts, Kiwi Culture, Theatre, Audio Described


Wheelchair Access, Accessible Toilets, Mobility Parking


$20 tickets for blind and low-vision patrons. One companion ticket per theatre-goer available for $20.

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An audio-described performance of Witi's Wāhine will take place on Sunday 14 May at 4pm at ASB Waterfront Theatre. Access ticket holders can also attend a touch tour 90 minutes before the show.

The phenomenal women of Witi Ihimaera’s writing, including The Parihaka Woman, The Matriarch and Pounamu Pounamu, take focus and lead us through the universe of Rongopai (the wharenui at Waituhi) to reveal that which lies deep behind the veil of a world we think we know and occupy.

You are invited into a story crafted by Nancy Brunning. Ultimately, it is her love story: a tribute with powerful commentary, unflinching reality, sensitivity and warm affection that places wāhine, whenua and Māori wisdom centre stage. It is a story yearning to be told and will now be shared with Tāmaki Makaurau.

Witi’s wāhine are distinct from one another, where time, situation and context overlap into a single thread: a cord that draws sustenance from the whenua, from onamata – the past. This wisdom anchors us in the inamata (present), toward an unknown anamata (future).

To book $20 access and companion tickets, email or call 0800 282 849.

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