Story: Plays and playwrights

Frangipani perfume, 1998 (3rd of 4)

Frangipani perfume, 1998

The lives, dreams and aspirations of Pacific Island women working as cleaners in New Zealand form the subject matter of Frangipani perfume, the first play by Makerita Urale. It was first performed in Wellington in 1992. This photo shows (from left) actor Joy Vaele, director Erolia Ifopo and actor Dianna Fuemana. Frangipani perfume later toured to Canada, Australia and the UK. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1997/4618
Photograph by Melanie Burford

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Murray Edmond, 'Plays and playwrights - Māori and Pacific theatre', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Murray Edmond, published 22 Oct 2014