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Look back in empowerment

Six decades of sisterhood — both personal and across the New Zealand feminist movement — is at the heart of former Tairawhiti Beneficiary Advocacy Trust trustee, Catherine Delahunty and Sarah Delahunty’s play #UsTwo that the sisters will perform in Gisborne next week.

#UsTwo is described as based on stories of childhood, terrible teenage boyfriends, motherhood, revolution, and rage that are intertwined to create a show about women, by women.

No stranger to political theatre, Catherine Delahunty has previously performed the one-woman show, Question Time Blues, a “satirical public detox” from Parliamentary politics, written by her sister.

Catherine and her award-winning playwright sister Sarah shared a bedroom as children and 60 years later are now sharing the stage in #UsTwo.

From childhood in the 50s, adolescence in the 60s, motherhood in the 80s, the two women take a sharp feminist look back at their lives in the play.

#UsTwo, performed by Catherine Delahunty and Sarah Delahunty, Evolution Theatre, 75 Disraeli Street, Saturday June 12, 7.30pm.

SISTERS IN ARMS: Former Gisborne resident Catherine Delahunty and Sarah Delahunty perform in #UsTwo, a play they will bring to Gisborne next week.