Last night, Kila Kokonut Krew celebrated its 10th year in the performing arts industry with the remount of its first play by Vela Manusaute, Taro King.
Having seen the premiere production at the Musgrove Studio in 2002, we were keen to seen what had developed in the interim and were not disappointed.
Believe us when we say we haven´t laughed this hard in a long time. The serious issues of racial inequality both in the supermarket and in Taro King´s 2000 Fijian coup, minimum wages being the foundation wage for most household appliances, bills and church donations were superbly balanced with tight choreography from Mario Faumui, utilitarian with spunk set design from Sean Coyle, smooth lighting from Suivai Autagavaia and subtle direction from Kila Kokonut Krew´s founders, Vela and Anapela Polataivao.
We´ll let the pictures do the talking here.
The season is incredibly short and closes next Friday 24th August.
Here´s the final word from Anapela below: