I am not normal; I am Chinese- Yee
Nearly 90 years ago in a market garden in New Zealand, two families, one Māori and the other Chinese, became part of a romance that would uproot their lives over generations.
Layered with myth and fable, The Mooncake and the Kūmara is a moving story about a mixed-up, Māori-Chinese love affair that sprouts among rows and rows of potatoes. It's a story about history, duty, secrets and the delicate balance needed to grow families.
Told with a rich mix of languages, English, Māori, and Cantonese, The Mooncake and the Kūmara is a world first.
Come share the stories of unlikely love, scrumptious mooncakes and the seeds that families sow.
NB: Matinee allocation exhausted. Preview show available Wed 4 March - 7pm
Year Level: 9-13
Subjects: Drama, English, Social Sciences, Māori and Cantonese
Resources : Gender, Work and Fears of a Hybrid Race in 1920s New Zealand
Interview with writer Mei-Lin Hansen
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