BLACK TIES - Asia TOPA
Arts Centre Melbourne presents
ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Te RÄ"hia Theatre
By John Harvey and Tainui Tukiwaho
World Premiere Season
Presented as part of Asia TOPA
21 - 29 February 2020 | The Pavilion
Two families, two cultures... too much!
It was love at first sight when Maori corporate hotshot Hera and Aboriginal consultancy entrepreneur Kane locked eyes at a cultural awareness session. Ambitious and career focused, Kane and Hera now have their perfect future all mapped out. There's one thing they can't control...their families!
As the biggest mob of Aunties, Uncles and cousins from both sides of the ditch get worked up for the blackest wedding ever, reality is sinking in fast. Will this international love story bring two strong cultures together? Or will it tear Hera and Kane's world to pieces?
BLACK TIES is a hilarious and heart-warming immersive theatre experience by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company (Australia) and Te RÄ"hia Theatre (Aotearoa/New Zealand) that reminds us of the power of love to reach across the gulfs that divide us and unite us as human beings.
Following sold out seasons at Sydney Festival and Perth Festival, BLACK TIES is coming to Melbourne. This groundbreaking collaboration between major First Nations performing arts companies is set to showcase the rich talents of a wide array of theatrical artists. With a peerless cast including Uncle Jack Charles, Mark Coles Smith, Lisa Maza, Tuakoi Ohia and Brady Peeti, and created by a crack team of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori theatre makers, BLACK TIES reimagines the popular wedding rom-com from a distinctively First Nations perspective. Set to a live score of Black anthems and wedding classics, this will be one party to remember.
Performance dates & times
Friday 21 Feb7:00 PM
Saturday 22 Feb1:00 PM, 7:00 PM
Wednesday 26 Feb7:00 PM
Thursday 27 Feb7:00 PM
Friday 28 Feb7:00 PM
Saturday 29 Feb1:00 PM, 7:00 PM*
2 hours 30 minutes, including interval
❊ When & Where ❊
Date: Saturday 29th February 2020
❊ Venue ❊
The Arts Centre | Other Spaces Events 1 Events
⊜ 100 St Kilda Rd Melbourne | Map
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