Thursday June 22, 2023
Wyndham Culture Centre
177 Watton Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3030
Kelly North & Nicole McRae
Language/ Cultural Consultant
A Samoan-Australian family are torn apart by a brutal killing that sets off a tragic series of events. The Sa’o makes a decision that rocks the aiga, a young woman disobeys her fiancé and in-laws, and brothers struggle with what being a ‘man’ means here and now.
Lele is a fictional story based on the all too frequent realities of Pasifika immigrant life in Australia. Exploring the clash between traditional and modern life, and the different generational experiences. It looks at gang culture and violence, the rise of drill rap and the traditions and customs we grew up with.
Asking one question – how can we heal as a community? And keep challenging the cycles of oppression and violence that have become part of our everyday lives.
Samoae, usi le maimoa ma le tou silasila.
A Western Edge production, Lele has been brought to life by an ensemble of six Samoan performers, as a re-imagining of Lele, Butterfly – a 2018 Western Edge production from Footscray Edge who adapted Sophocles’ Antigone.
*Content warning: references and/or depictions of; domestic violence, death and suicide, and coarse language.
Thursday 22 June show will be Auslan interpreted