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Classes & Auditions

Money will make you famous; Television will make you rich; But theatre will make you good."
–Terrence Mann

Kumu Kahua Theatre announces Auditions for Da Beer Can Hat

Donna Blanchard

WHAT:  Auditions for Da Beer Can Hat by Darrell H.Y. Lum

WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street

WHEN Saturday, March 23rd from 1-4pm, Wednesday, March 27th from 6-9pm

INFO: 808-536-4222, and

Open auditions will be held to cast the World Premiere of Darrell H.Y. Lumʻs Da Beer Can Hat.  The show will be directed by Denny & Karen Hironaga and runs May 23 - June 23, 2019. 

Bobo is a little slow. His abusive father wants to send him away. Selling newspapers on the street, Bobo scrounges for a little money. Despite injuries, harassment, and discrimination, Bobo never complains after all, he may not have much, but Bobo does have one thing: a true friend. Da Beer Can Hat is based on Darrell Lum’s original short story of a mentally handicapped individual and his one, best friend.

Directors Denny & Karen Hironaga are looking for actors to fill the following roles. 

Bobo - Male, 15 years old, local (or able to play younger)

Junior - Male, 12-15 years, local (or able to play younger)

Benson "Ah Hung" Ching - Male adult, 40s+ , Asian or Asian mix

Sonny Lopez (Bobo's Father) - Male adult, local

Joe-Boy - Male, 15+ years old, or able to play younger, leader of the "mokes"

Father (Junior's Father) - Male adult 30s+

Mother (Junior's Mother) - Female adult 30s+

Moke 1 - Male, 15+ years old, or able to play younger, Joe-Boy's Gang

Moke 2  - Male, 15+ years old, or able to play younger, Joe-Boy's Gang

Social Worker/ensemble - Female adult 

Tattoo/ensemble -  Male adult, carnival patron

Carnival Worker/ensemble -  Male or female adult, carnival worker

Kid/ensemble - Male or female, 10 years old, sweetbread seller

Mr. Kim, ensemble - Male adult

Customer/ensemble -  Male or Female adult

All actors should be familiar with the story which can be found 
here. Please note there are two opportunities to audition, Saturday, March 23rd from 1-4pm or Wednesday, March 27th from 6-9p. Actors do not need to come to both audtions. The directors ask that you arrive promptly at the start time of auditions. 

Audition Information:

Printed scripts are available for loan with a $10 cash deposit at the Kumu Kahua Theatre office weekdays between 11am and 3pm. Please call 808-536-4222 before coming to the theatre.  Electronic scripts for all 48th Season Kumu Kahua productions can be found here.  Auditions will consist of readings from the script.

For further information, call the Kumu Kahua Theatre office at 536-4222, or

Kumu Kahua productions are supported in part by The Hawai'i Tourism Authority, the Hawai'i Community Foundation, The Kosasa Foundation, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Company; Hawai'i Public Radio, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and other Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.

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