Purapurawhetu, by Briar Grace-Smith, was the first play performed at Wellington's Downstage Theatre by the Māori theatre company Taki Rua, in 1997. This is the poster from that production. It shows cast member Jim Moriarty holding a baby in front of a starry sky, the 'purapurawhetu' of the play's title.
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Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.
Courtesy of Taki Rua Productions