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  • Think of a Garden

     

    25 January – 28 January
    Nathan Homestead Gallery
    Manurewa

     

    Written by John Kneubuhl and directed by Anapela Polata’ivao, Think of a Garden opens in American Samoa in 1929 during the tumultuous colonial era of Samoa’s struggle for political independence.

     

    The play centres around the Kreber family; a matriarchal Samoan wife Luisa, her American husband Frank, and their only son David. The Samoan view of family, deference for the dead, behaviour in times of mourning, even concepts of time – all are deftly etched beside the story of Samoa’s early move toward independence. The effect is a story as textured as a fine mat.

     

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