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46 Merchant St
Honolulu, HI, 96813
United States

808-536-4441

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PLAYS ABOUT LIFE IN HAWAI‘I.  PLAYS BY HAWAI‘I'S PLAYWRIGHTS.  PLAYS FOR HAWAI‘I'S PEOPLE.


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WORLD PREMIERE
BY HANNAH II-EPSTEIN

AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 23, 2018


 Artist Notes from Ryan: Feels like a big helping of Greek Tragedy, a slice of Roman Empire, and a healthy dash of local kine Steez.

Artist Notes from Ryan: Feels like a big helping of Greek Tragedy, a slice of Roman Empire, and a healthy dash of local kine Steez.

JJunior Boy is a young Hawaiian man who comes from a lineage of marijuana growers on the North Shore of O’ahu and is now proudly expecting a baby with his girlfriend, Nani. During a night of karaoke, beer, and weed, the medical uses, benefits, and cultural aspects of marijuana in pre-contact Hawai‘i are explored. What follows is unexpected and heartbreaking as we witness Junior Boy’s struggle to do what he believes is best for his ‘ohana. This prequel to Not One Batu follow’s Papa’s family—and the inevitable hardships arising when indigenous values are systematically marginalized.


SHOW DATES: 

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: August 23, 24, 25, 30, 31; September 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2018 

Sundays 2pm: August 26; September 2, 9, 16, *23, 2018


*American Sign Language Interpretation upon reques


Kālā-Bash 2018 - Thursday Sept 27!

Because of increased interest in our annual fun-fundraiser, we will be holding the event later this summer than usual.  We will email more information soon.  Please Join our List to make sure you're getting all all of the inside news!


 

Kumu Kahua Theatre, in downtown Honolulu on the Island of O'ahu, offers one-of-a-kind live entertainment. When you want to enjoy cutting-edge performances about the life, history and future of Hawai‘i's people, this is where you come. 

We are located on the corner of Merchant and Bethel in downtown Honolulu at 46 Merchant Street. Call 808-536-4441 to reach our box office.

Our shows run Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 PM, with Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. Our work is made possible primarily through your donations. Thank you for your support!