NZ gay his­tory

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The play, One of Those at Q Theatre is the story of a piece of New Zealand gay his­tory where in 1920, the Mayor of Wan­ganui Charles Mackay, shot the poet D’Arcy Cress­well who was black­mail­ing him to re­sign the may­oralty or he would ex­pose him as a ho­mo­sex­ual. The pro­duc­tion fol­lows their meet­ing, through the trial of Mackay and the con­se­quences that re­sounded for decades. It runs from Au­gust 12 to 16 and tick­ets are on sale for $20. Ph 309 9771 to make a book­ing.

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