Kōrero: Plays and playwrights

Poster for Purapurawhetu, 1997

Poster for Purapurawhetu, 1997

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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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-TAKI-RUA-1997-03

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

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Murray Edmond, 'Plays and playwrights - Māori and Pacific theatre', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/43961/poster-for-purapurawhetu-1997 (accessed 3 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Murray Edmond, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014