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46 Merchant St
Honolulu, HI, 96813
United States

808-536-4441

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A WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY BY SCOT IZUKA

JULY 16 - AUGUST 2, 2015

Peer pressure and identity issues create comedy and drama in a private Hawai'i high school.


SHE NEVER GOIN’ UNDERSTAND LOCAL STYLE ‘CAUSE SHE WASN’T RAISED IN HAWAI’I 

In the mid-1980s, boys attending a Catholic all-boys high school deal with their use of pidgin English when a substitute teacher from Kansas takes over their classroom. Meanwhile, the substitute struggles to learn local ways in both the classroom and the home of her Japanese-American fiancé’s parents. And a student from a private girl’s school faces the scorn of the boys due to rumors about her reputation.


“I love what playwright Izuka wrote in his author’s note in the program: ‘Don’t think too hard about it. Just enjoy the show.’  You will do both: think and enjoy.”

–Wanda Adams, Theatre Critic for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser  (read the review)

 

SHOW DATES:

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm:
July 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31
August 1, 2015

Sundays 2pm:
July 19, 26
August 2*, 2015


*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request

Tickets can be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, at KumuKahua.org, or by visiting our box office at 46 Merchant Street (corner of Bethel & Merchant Streets, downtown) between 11am and 3pm Monday through Friday. Ticket prices range from $5 to $20.



 

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!