Pass it on
The middle play in the trilogy begun by Wednesday to Come and completed by Jeannie Once.
It is 1951, and the Waterfront Lockout has replaced the Depression as New Zealand’s major social and political battleground.
Jeannie and Cliff, the two adolescents who joined the hunger march in Wednesday to come, have each grown up and married. Pass It On explores the very different experiences of Jeannie, the political activist, and Cliff’s wife Nell, and traces their relationship from initial distrust to a firm allegiance against the political and economic forces which threaten their families. It celebrates the role of working class women during the Waterfront Lockout; their courage, their resilience and their humanity.