PLAYS ABOUT LIFE IN HAWAI‘I. PLAYS BY HAWAI‘I'S PLAYWRIGHTS. PLAYS FOR HAWAI‘I'S PEOPLE.
SHIPWRECK’D ON THE BODY BEAUTIFUL, OR THE TATS DANCING MAN
A WORLD PREMIERE DANIEL A. KELIN, II
JANUARY 17 – FEBRUARY 17, 2019
James F. O’Connell, America’s first Tattooed Man, headlined P. T. Barnum’s freak show, proudly displaying his head-to-foot tattoos. Shipwrecked on the Caroline Islands in the first half of the 19th century, O’Connell saved himself from death by performing Irish jigs—and so began the slow process of his assimilation into Ponapean culture. Based on a true story, this poetic one-man show recounts a compelling narrative of physical appropriation.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: January 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31; February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2019
Sundays 2pm: January 20, 27; February 10, *17, 2019
(No show Sunday, February 3 – Super Bowl)
*American Sign Language Interpretation
Thank you for a great Kālā-Bash 2018!
Kumu Kahua Theatre would like to thank everyone for attending this year’s “Kala-Bash” Fundraiser! Photos from the event by Raul Soria Jr. Can be found in our gallery at: kumukahua.org/kalabash
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!