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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.


Coming soon


UCHINAALOHA


WORLD PREMIERE BY LEE A. TONOUCHI

DIRECTED BY REIKO HO

AUGUST 25 - OCTOBER 2, 2016

 

Charming Tradition vs. Change Comedy

“Da Pidgin Guerilla” Lee A. Tonouchi brings us a warm tale of generations of an Okinawan family in Hawai‘i. 



David resists his grandfather’s sanshin lessons until he has the right motivation: a girl.  A pretty young lady guest from Okinawa helps David and his friends discover much about themselves and David’s enigmatic grandfather. 

Grandfather wants to play music the way it is played in Okinawa, but his grandson wants to combine tradition with more modern methods and the mix of culture found in Hawai‘i.

When the guest from Okinawa arrives, she brings tradition and fresh perspective – teaching the Tamashiros about present-day Okinawa.  The grandson learns a new way of playing that honors Okinawan culture.

Featuring a new composition by Jake Shimabukuro!

 

This production is brought to you by Central Pacific Bank.  Mahalo!

We'd also like to thank our friends at Plato's Closet for generously donating costumes for this production!

SHOW DATES:

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: 
August 25, 26, 27
September 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30
October 1, 2016


Sundays 2pm: 
August 28
September 4, 11, 18
October *2, 2016


(Please note, there will be no performances of UchinaAloha September 22-25; we will host Improvaganza that weekend)

*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request


 

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!