Pounamu Cut

A hard-hitting bi-cultural tragedy in the manner of Epic Theatre. A collision of cultures drives a road construction through the 1870s west of the South Island and towards a motherlode of Pounamu. For the road to succeed traditions, beliefs and people must die. Presented by both Māori and Pakeha choruses, each telling the story (and legends) from their own viewpoint. Features Māori, English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh music of the time.