The factory of dreams

By Nick Grant In Theatre

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28th February, 2013
Vela Manusaute sees a pleasing symmetry in the latest production by Kila Kokonut Krew, the South Auckland-based theatre company of which he’s a founding member. The Factory is about the late-20th-century migration of Pasifika people to New Zealand and their unheralded contribution to its economy, as well as what Manusaute regards as the betrayal of their aspirations. “I’m a child of that searching for the promised land of milk and honey,” he says. “I was nine when we came here, enticed from the islands by tales of great opportunities, great jobs. But when we ...

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