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49th Season


49th SEASON (2019  2020)


Ua Pau (It is Finished, Over, Destroyed)


World Premiere
by Alani Apio

August 22 – September 22, 2019


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Alika raised his niece by slaving away at the hotel that stole his family’s land. After six years at college, his brother’s daughter, Stevie, returns home, a technology- wielding millennial. As the future of the family, Stevie must reconcile the emotional destruction within her ohana. When a dark secret is revealed, the results are devastating. Told in flashbacks from past to present, Alani Apio’s third and final play in the Kämau trilogy is a requiem to the enduring and brutal effects of colonialism.


SHOW DATES: 

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: August 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31; September 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2019

Sundays 2pm: August 25; September 1, 8, 15, *22, 2019


*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request


Fa‘alavelave "The Interruption"


by Kiki Rivera

November 7 – December 8, 2019 


Sefina and Mele are in love, their engagement and deep bond reinforced by their shared Samoan heritage. When they suddenly find themselves tangled in a web of hidden truths, denial, and lies, their future together is threatened. Fa‘alavelave tackles a darkly taboo topic with humor in a queer Samoan context.


SHOW DATES:

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 29, 30; December 5, 6, 7, 2019

Sundays 2pm: November 10, 17, 24; December 1,*8, 2018

(No show Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving)


*American Sign Language Interpretation on Sunday, December 9th 2018


Way of a God


by Dennis Carroll

with Hawaiian scenes translated by Tammy Haili‘opua Baker

January 16 – February 16, 2020


Artist Notes from Ryan: We all start this trip as an empty ship. We sail these ships through our time on earth. When the trip is over what’s left are the marks of the lives we’ve lived.

Artist Notes from Ryan: We all start this trip as an empty ship. We sail these ships through our time on earth. When the trip is over what’s left are the marks of the lives we’ve lived.

Captain Cook lands in Hawaii during the Makahiki festival. Hawaiians have never seen anyone who looks like these strangely attired white beings. Mistaken for the God Lono, Cook begins to feel godly — and behave as if he is a god. Disaster follows hubris: epic in its scope, Dennis Carroll’s historical tragedy chronicles Cook’s journey toward first contact, and catastrophe.


SHOW DATES:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: January 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31; February 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 2020

Sundays 2pm: January 19, 26; February 9, *16, 2020

(No show Sunday, February 2 – Super Bowl)


*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request



The Conversion of Ka‘ahumanu


by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl

March 19 – April 19, 2020


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When Lucy Thurston and Sybil Bingham arrive on the shores of O‘ahu in 1820, a year after Queen Ka‘ahumanu overthrew the traditional Kapu system in ancient Hawai‘i, they immediately attempt their missionary task. Queen Ka‘ahumanu, however, is more interested in their dresses than a new god and has no desire for new religion. Sybil and Lucy persevere, and so begins the slow, gradual process of Ka'ahumanu’s conversion. This complex historical drama explores different perspectives on Hawaii’s official adoption of Christianity — from the caste system to notions of monogamy.


SHOW DATES:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28; April 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2019

Sundays 2pm: March 22, 29, April 5, *19, 2019

(No show Sunday, April 12 - Easter)


*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request


blue


World Premiere by Wil Kahele

May 21 – June 21, 2020


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Jon and Jonah are best friends and musicians who play at a small hotel in Waikiki. Jonah's father tries to pull him away to pursue fame and fortune on his own. As the boys navigate the age-old struggle between doing what they love and a promising financial future, an outsider with a heavy heart shows them a broader perspective. Together, the boys and the outsider find their own paths and a friendship filled with aloha.


SHOW DATES:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: May 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30; June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2019

Sundays 2pm: May 24, 31; June 7, 14, *21, 2019


*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request


Our productions are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Some of our shows may not be suitable for all viewers. Please call the box office if you have any questions about content of specific productions.