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.