10 to 19 November 2011 at 8pm Matinees Sunday 13 and Saturday 19 November at 2pm No show Monday 14 NovemberJess and Maeve each have a daughter fathered by Tom, who lives with contract lawyer William. The deal is that Jess will have another child for Tom and William to raise .... Cherish is the tale of two couples and the children they share. What happens when good intentions run up against the hard realities of human need? Cherish won Best New New Zealand Play at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards in 2003 making it two in row for Ken as his play Trick Of The Light won the same award the previous year.
“In recent years some of the finest New Zealand Plays were written by Ken Duncum. In Cherish he has created a masterpiece.” -- Theatre News
"This story of two gay couples trying to raise children is thought-provoking. Cherish will stir your emotions and make you laugh." Nicholas Linnehan, Theatre Talk
"One of the greatest pleasures in attending theater is to fall into the web of a history well woven and encircling. Cherish is a text that you can enjoy this way. It carries us through surprise to surprise without falling into the temptation of rebellious sensationalism. The story of so large an action that it destroys what it loves is so stunning that what is less important here are the details of the sexual orientation of the people. The genius of the playwright is exactly in the subtlety and smoothness of the chain of events. They take us to the end of the play with a beautiful elegance that permits us to let down our moral guard and to see the true moral challenges. " Victor Weinstock, El Economista