15 Jun 2017

Theatre Critic: Te Puhi at Herald Theatre: Auckland

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:08 pm on 15 June 2017

Fine arts student Nikau Hindin reviews Cian Elyse Waiti's homage to Maori beauty queens; Maureen Kingi, Moana Manley and Keita White. Set in the early 1960's it follows the journey made by the fictitious Te Puhi Johnson after she is crowned Miss New Zealand, Te Puhi explores themes around what it is to be successful, from a Maori perspective, and it became a finalist for Best Play in the 2016 Playmarket Adam Awards.