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46 Merchant St
Honolulu, HI, 96813
United States




now playing

38 Minutes

BY various voices of hawaii

July 12 - 29, 2018


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.


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!