10 Dec 2017

Bless the Child

From Standing Room Only, 12:30 pm on 10 December 2017

Who killed baby Ara?

It could be another headline to another news story about another child killed by a family member or step parent. Which is very much the point of Hone Kouka's new play Bless the Child.

The mother of Ara is charged with her murder - but what is the truth? Bless the Child was a co-winner of the Adam Play Award in 2015 and it will be directed by his partner Miria George.

This is Hone's fifth play selected for the New Zealand Festival in Wellington. It’ll also be part of the Auckland Arts Festival line up in 2018.

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