By Michelanne Forster and Leilani Unasa
Chief Tuisamata’s worst nightmare comes true when the entire yam crop is stolen and his village faces starvation. His grandson, Le Le’a Sapai, is determined to confront the thieves and bring the yams home.
A daring rescue mission takes Sapai, his friend Luga and Nofa the dog deep beneath the realm of the sea spirits and into the Underworld. There they must overcome a wall of fire, ghastly lizards and demons, terrifying gangs of Alele and the King of the Dead.
If Sapai, Luga and Nofo are to save the yams and escape from the Land of the Dead, they will need courage, smarts and help from an unexpected source - Sapai’s great-grandmother, Sina.
This high-energy, entertaining play pulsates with Pacific beats, dynamic dance and laugh-out-loud humour.
1 hour (approx)
Roles for 80 to 210 children
Script and costumes best suited to ages 5-13
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