PLAYS ABOUT LIFE IN HAWAI‘I. PLAYS BY HAWAI‘I'S PLAYWRIGHTS. PLAYS FOR HAWAI‘I'S PEOPLE.
ALOHA LAS VEGAS
A moving comedy
BY EDWARD SAKAMOTO
JULY 14-31, 2016
After years of requests, Kumu Kahua Theatre will reprise its blockbuster-hit comedy about a land-rich/cash-poor local family preparing to move from Hawaii to Las Vegas.
Wally Fukuda lives in the Liliha district of Honolulu. Hes a recently retired baker still recovering from his wifes death. His friend Harry, visiting from Las Vegas, tries to persuade him to sell his house, make the move, and enjoy a new life. In spite of his love for Hawaii's fresh air and beaches, Wally warms to the idea, but when he seeks approval from his married son and unmarried daughter, one is opposed to the whole idea. The ensuing debate over the relative merits (and demerits) of each location, embodied in the dynamics of a quick-changing contemporary local family, makes for great comedy--spiced with a strong dose of thought-provoking realism.
This play broke Kumu Kahua box office records when originally staged in 1992, repeatedly selling out the 300-seat Tenney Theatre. It was restaged in 2002 and 2005 and toured to other islands in 2006.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm:
July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, & 30
July 17, 24, & 31
Tickets for performances can be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, or by visiting the box office at 46 Merchant Street (corner of Bethel and Merchant Streets, downtown) between 11am and 3pm Monday through Friday.
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!