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“There was a standing ovation. Instantly. The full house on its feet, the performers instantly wiping at tears.” – Off The Tracks

This is the story of the Luafutu family – acted out for the stage by the Luafutu family, that’s father John and sons Matthias and Malo. Matthias has an acting background. Malo has a performing background – you know him as the rapper Scribe. John is stoic in spite of himself. He spends most of the show side of stage playing the white guitar. Most of the stories are about him, stem from him, involve him, evolve from him. His sons tell the story of John’s parents – leaving Samoa so their family could have a chance in New Zealand.

It’s a story, therefore, of racism. Of family. Of violence – eventually family violence. It’s a story of endurance. Of love. A story told with heart.

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