Wild Dogs Under My Skirt

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt

Steaming pig and McDonald’s value meals. Palagi (white) men and ruthless, authoritarian aunties. Jesus and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Hardcore Fa’a Samoa versus new New Zealand ways.

Breathing provocative new life into the play’s examination and celebration of what it is to be a Samoan woman, Anapela Polata’ivao’s commanding direction, introduces nuance, power and dramatic sophistication into Tusiata Avia’s deeply personal view of Pacific Island life and its sometimes uneasy collisions with New Zealand.

In the wake of this unending colonial earthquake, six Samoan characters make their lives between two cultures: playing, gossiping, enduring, enforcing the patriarchal status quo and carving out powerful new identities.

Vivid, passionate, and compelling, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt is also flush with humour and pure entertainment.

Written by Tusaiata Avia
Directed by Anapela Polata’ivao

You can purchase online or directly from the Opera House Ticket Office or phone bookings on 03 433 0770 between 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.

The box office and the Opera House Cafe & Bar is open 1 hour prior to the show commencing and during interval. Please call 03 433 0770 if you require wheelchair seating.

Oamaru Opera House
10 April 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm