Simi, Tama and Ioane, three naive, adventure-hungry lads have almost finished their training at Papakura Military Camp. In a few days they will ship out for the battlefields of North Africa as reinforcements for the NZ Army’s Maori Battalion. Excited about “travelling the world and killing Nazis’ “, the boys are shaken out of their gung-ho, shoot ‘em up dreams by a battle-hardened Niuean sergeant, Ete Masani, who soon makes them realise exactly how much is at stake.
A Samoan, a Niuean and a Cook Islander, the boys are thousands of miles from home and family, in another country’s army, and about to fight in a war that’s half-way round the world. Why are they there? Where do they belong? Who are they fighting for?
Critically acclaimed Goodbye My Feleni is written by award winning Samoan playwright D F Mamea (To’ona’i), produced by Jenni Heka and directed by Amelia Reid-Meredith (Le Tonu).
This production features an powerhouse cast of Pasifika actors including Dominic Ona Ariki (The Brave, My Bed My Universe), Shadon Meredith (Hypothesis One, Le Tonu, The Arrival) , Pua Magasiva (Shortland Street, Sione’s Wedding) and Shimpal Lelisi (Naked Samoans, bro’Town, A Frigate Bird Sings).
28th, 29th, 30th, 31st August 2014
Full price – $25 plus any booking fee
Concession – $20 plus any booking Fee
8.00pm 28th, 29th, 30th August
6.00pm Sunday 31st August
The performance runs for 80 mins – there will be no interval.