Spanning generations

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Cultural misunderstandings and three generations of one family are the backdrop for a play which will soon be staged in Twizel.
Under The Same Moon, an Arts on Tour production, is the story of a wayward Hong Kong matriarch who arrives in New Zealand uninvited for her granddaughter’s wedding.
Hweiling Ow plays three generations of one family in the play.
Although Under The Same Moon is fictional, award-winning playwright Renee Liang has drawn from memories of her two Chinese grandmothers to write a loving tribute to families separated by time and distance.
The set features images from Liang’s own family album.
Performed in English, the play is suitable for school groups, families (ages 7 and over), those interested in the migrant experience, and anyone keen for a warm and funny night out at the theatre.
An actor and producer, Ow isa regular performer on stage, screen and online. In 2014, she received rave reviews and standing ovations in Carl Nixon’s Two Fish’n’a Scoop at Dunedin’s Fortune Theatre, and later played the same role at the Centrepoint Theatre, Palmerston North.
She has also appeared on Shortland St, My Weddings and Other Secrets and in Agent Anna. – Under The Same Moon will be staged at the Twizel Events Centre on September 27 at 7.30pm. Tickets, costing $20 for adults and $10 for students, are available from the Twizel Information Centre.