Playwright Acacia O'Connor and a few things she learned
Seven years ago the O'Connor family band LAVA had everything going for it. But when Amanda O'Connor died suddenly on November 2011 her daughter Acacia's life went into a tailspin. Acacia reflects on that chaotic time in her one person play A Few Things I've Learnt About Dating And Death. She portrays a whole host of characters in the play, in which she talks about the grief that followed her mother's death and confronts her search for an escape from it in a string of relationships. Lynn Freeman talks to Acacia about dating and death. A Few Things I've Learnt About Dating And Death by Acacia O'Connor premieres on Tuesday at Auckland's Basement Theatre.