Review: When The Sun And Moon Collide


Thank you ASB and ATC Theatre for another opportunity to go to the theatre last Friday 23 June.


Written by Briar Grace-Smith an award-winning writer of scripts, screenplays and short stories from New Zealand and directed by New Zealand stage and screen actor, director and writer Rawiri Paratene, When The Sun & Moon Collide is a play set in a small town café in the middle of the Horowhenua. It is Matiriki and the play begins in Mutuwhenua - the night with no moon. The moon plays a significant part when, over several nights, secrets laced with Kiwi humor, grief and drama unfold, changing the lives of the café owner Isaac (Jack Buchanan), an anorexic regular Francie (Emily Campbell), the local cop Travis (Kura Forrester) and, Declan (Joe Dekkers-Reihana) who has just been released from prison.


It's difficult to review this play without giving the plot away so I can't tell you anymore about it. You'll just have to go see it yourself.  It's on until 6 July so there's still time to go see it and I recommend you do.


 If there was a negative, it was that at times I had difficulty hearing the actors, as did my friend.  Despite this, it was an enjoyable way to spend a Friday night.


Thanks ASB and ATC.

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