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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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DEAD OF NIGHT


BY EDWARD SAKAMOTO

MAY 24 - JUNE 24, 2018

Suspenseful Drama


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Pre-statehood Honolulu, 1956: despite recently unionizing, Alex and his three best friends desperately struggle to provide for their families.  Joined by a mainlander, the four local men decide to violently pressure their company's boss to meet the union's demands.  When money is always the bottom line, can idealism and friendship ever win?  Celebrated and ground-breaking, Edward Sakamoto's Dead of Night is a suspenseful thriller about economic reality and the death of idealism.


SHOW DATES:

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: May 24, 25, 26, 31; June 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2018

Sundays 2pm: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, *24, 2018


*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request



coming soon


38 Minutes


BY various voices of hawaii

July 12 - 29, 2018


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At 8:07 AM on January 13, 2018, residents of Hawaii were informed that they were under the threat of an inbound ballistic missile.  Shortly after that day Kumu Kahua Theatre broadcasted a call for submissions from playwrights inspired by that Saturday morning. 

Presented by an ensemble of actors, 38 Minutes’ first act is a culmination of select scenes and monologues that were submitted.  The second act is improvised, shaped by audience feedback on their experiences of those 38 minutes, directed and facilitated by the skilled and experienced duo, Monica and Squire Coldwell.


SHOW DATES:

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28

Sundays 2pm: July 15, 22 and 29



Kālā-Bash 2018 News!

Because of increased interest in our annual fun-fundraiser, we will be holding the event later this summer than usual.  Please stay tuned for more info coming soon.  We will email the new date ASAP.  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!