Te Oro Presents: His Mother's Son

An exsistentialist comedy set in the heart of Auckland’s suburban sprawl.

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  • Ages 13+
  • Cost $20
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  • Wed, 20 Nov at 7PM
  • Thu, 21 Nov at 10:30AM
  • Fri, 22 Nov at 7PM
  • Sat, 23 Nov at 2PM
  • Sat, 23 Nov at 7PM

Family man Tasi wakes up in hospital alone: wife and son nowhere to be found. Instead, by his bedside is Sita, a nurse that’s worked one shift too many.

This existentialist comedy set in the heart of Auckland’s suburban sprawl will have you laughing and crying at the same. His Mother's Son plays an elusive game with life and death, fantasy and reality, love and what gets in the way.

Playwright: Leilani Unasa
Directors: Amelia Reid-Meredith and Shadon Meredith
Co-Producers: Banana Boat and Leilani Unasa
Actors: Joe Folau ( Sons of Charlie Paora, The Market, No 2)


Wednesday 20 November 2019, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Night

Thursday 21 November 2019, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday 22 November 2019, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday 23 November 2019, 2:00pm – 3:00pm Matinee

Saturday 23 November 2019, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Closing Night

Tickets: Buy at the reception at Te Oro or via the Eventfinda website.

Adult $ 20

Concession/Student $15

Group 6+ $15
Not recommended for children under the age of 13 years.

Leilani Unasa

Leilani Unasa is a Samoan/ Pakeha playwright from South Auckland. She tells stories about families and how love can heal, and make us laugh, cry and, in the end, be better humans.

Banana Boat Charitable Trust

Banana Boat is a loose bunch of Pasifika and Maori creatives.

Originally an initiative of Playmarket back in late 2008, it took on a life of its own as not just a bunch of Pasifika writers, but a collective of creatives who wanted more from New Zealand theatre than what they were getting at the time.

Banana Boat and Playmarket parted ways amicably in 2010, with Banana Boat achieving charitable trust status in late 2011. Banana Boat works to support the development of writers to create work for stage and screen.

In 2019 Banana Boat saw the need to take on a producer role. His Mother's Son is the first of a number of plays in development that will be co-produced by Banana Boat with the playwright for future seasons.

Leilani Unasa

Leilani Unasa

Banana Boat Charitable Trust

Banana Boat Charitable Trust

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board