Like many families arriving in New Zealand for a better life, the one in The White Guitar is no different to any other. They dreamed of a new beginning when leaving Samoa, but as so often happened, those dreams turned into a nightmare which was the case with the Luafutu family. Young Fa’amoana (John) arrived in Auckland with his parents into an alien culture and struggled to establish himself for much of his life. Then moving to Christchurch he married and had two boys Mathias and Malo, who became the pop icon Scribe. But like their father, Scribe also had to fight, often literally, for survival.
Supporting these performances under the direction of Nina Nawalowalo and Jim Moriarty is the amazingly creative AV, set and lighting design of Owen McCarthy and Lisa Maule making this a theatrical experience not to be missed.
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