16 Sep 2018

Playwright Acacia O'Connor and a few things she learned

From Standing Room Only, 1:33 pm on 16 September 2018

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.