SOLD OUT03 – 14 Oct, 8PM

How To Throw A Chinese Funeral

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When Lily and Anna’s grandmother passes away, they must reunite with their family in Malaysia to orchestrate her Taoist funeral - a custom lost even to their headstrong mum and outrageous Auntie. With old tensions bursting and new revelations challenging all they thought was true, the family must ask themselves: When the past is forgotten, are we next?

Follow three generations of women through Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, and Auckland, tracing their lives and relationships across history toward a heart-wrenching and hilarious family reunion.

Formed in 2013, Proudly Asian Theatre delivers contemporary performance works driven by Asian artists in Aotearoa. PAT has since staged 10 successful productions, while creating multiple programmes that upskill our local Asian arts community. Their staged works are heart-fuelled and stereotype-shattering, with collaboration, innovation and whānau at the fore of their creation. PAT empowers Asian talent to produce original and contemporary theatre works, which represents and breaks down barriers of acceptance and visibility in Aotearoa.

Formed in 2020, Hand Pulled Collective brings stories and voices from communities who have been pushed to the periphery to centrestage. HPC creates with accessibility in mind and supports new works that push the boundaries of theatre-making and storytelling in exciting ways. This includes works that thoughtfully respond to vital conversations of the now; are accessible and adaptable; and meaningfully contribute to Aotearoa’s theatre landscape.