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46 Merchant St
Honolulu, HI, 96813
United States





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AUGUST 30 – 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.

Junior 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.


Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: August 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

In collaboration Chicago's Nothing Without a Company (NWaC), Kumu Kahua Theatre presents:

a 24 hour playwriting festival

Writers, directors, actors and technicians will meet on Saturday, September 22nd and begin the process of creating new, 10 minutes plays that will be presented for the general public 24 hours later, on Sunday, September 23rd, at 7:30PM.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the night of the event. Box office will open at 6:45PM.

Kālā-Bash 2018 - Thursday Sept 27!

The Kumu Kahua Theatre is proud to present their annual “Kala-Bash” fundraiser and silent auction on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. This intimate evening will take place amidst the historic  theatre grounds with a reception at pocket park.   More info...


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!