19 Feb 2009

Wellington Fringe Festival play appeals to Pacific audiences

4:11 pm on 19 February 2009

A new stage play in New Zealand reflecting the funny and the more serious sides of Samoan culture has been wowing audiences.

Poly-Zygotic about a set of triplets under pressure to perform at church on White Sunday, features in Wellington's Fringe Festival.

Actor, Tupe Lualua, says the play attracted audiences who'd never been in a theatre before and entertained with material familiar to them.

"About 95% of it is from our true life stories, or people we know, or situations we've been in growing up, our observations of our Samoan community, and our churches and our families."

Tupe Lualua says they're hoping to tour the show and would love to stage it in Samoa.