Poignant comedy at Fortune


Poignant comedy and cultural misunderstandings bring the migrant experience to life in touring play Under the Same Moon by Renee Liang.
Under the banner of Arts on Tour NZ, Under the Same Moon is on this Saturday, at 7.30pm, and Sunday, at 4pm, at the Fortune Theatre.
Directed by Rongopai Tukiwaho, actor and producer Hweiling Ow plays three generations of one family, as the play traces the impact of a wayward Hong Kong matriarch who arrives in New Zealand uninvited for her granddaughter’s wedding.
Although Under the Same Moon is fictional, awardwinning playwright Renee Liang has drawn from memories of her two Chinese grandmothers to write this loving tribute to families separated by time and distance. The set features images drawn from Liang’s own family album.
Performed in English, the play is suitable for school groups, families (ages 7 and over), those interested in the migrant experience, and anyone up for a warm and funny night out at the theatre.
Book at the Fortune Theatre.