$27 - $64
Oscar Kightley and Simon Small
Please note: there will be no intermission
Charles isn’t just arriving into New Zealand – he’s arriving into another life. But the reality of Christchurch ain’t the fantasy he was promised.
The fish factory he works at stinks, his nieces have no understanding of their Samoan culture or language and there’s some Palagi hanging around his sister…
Alternately hilarious and sobering, this milestone Pasifika play tells a culturally challenging yet universally Kiwi story about family, culture shock and what we owe each other.
WHY WE LOVE THIS PLAY
“Fresh Off the Boat is, historically, an incredibly important Pasifika play. It still works brilliantly and is perhaps even more poignant now than when it was written – as was shown when it was the star piece of writing in our 2018 Indelible Ink season.”
Artistic Director, Ross Gumbley
Tickets for Fresh Off the Boat are on-sale now. Earlybird ticket prices are available for Mon-Thu and matinee performances in the first two weeks of the season.
- Adult: $56-$64
- Senior 65yrs+: $49-$57
- Child (under 18): $27-$30
- Group 6+: $49-$57
- Supporter: $47-$54
- 30 Below: $30
Alternatively, purchase a subscription to our Meridian Energy 2019/2020 Season and save on the cost of your tickets! Select a minimum of 6 x mainstage shows and pay from as low as:
- Senior 65yrs+: $42 per show
- Adult: $47 per show
- Under 25: $30 per show
- Community Services Card: $33 per show
- Court Supporters Member: $40 per show
"A highly entertaining evening that pays homage to giants of New Zealand theatre while also showcasing the best and brightest contemporary talent."
"Fresh Off The Boat is a warm, funny, intelligent production of an iconic Pasifika play."
Nina Oberg Humphries, Ana Mulipola and Tusiata Avia
"It discusses a lot of serious questions, but is so full of love, laughter, and music that you’ll be smiling your way out the door. You really don’t want to miss Fresh Off the Boat, so make sure to get along to see it!"
"The story was brought to life by Jake Arona's subtle and layered performance as Charles and some touching moments between Elizabeth and her daughters, particularly when they bond through music and dance."
- Behind the Curtain
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