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Current Season


48th SEASON (2018  2019)


Pakalolo Sweet


World Premiere
by Hannah Ii-Epstein

August 23 – 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 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. This prequel to the lauded Not One Batu follow’s Papa’s family—and the inevitable hardships arising when indigenous values are systematically marginalized. 


SHOW DATES: 

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: August 23, 24, 25, 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


June is The First Fall



a new play
by Yilong LiU

November 8 – December 9, 2018 


 Artist Notes from Ryan: We’re constantly faced with the choice: Sit or Stand. While life demands a whole lot of sitting, I hope we choose to stand at the right times.

Artist Notes from Ryan: We’re constantly faced with the choice: Sit or Stand. While life demands a whole lot of sitting, I hope we choose to stand at the right times.

Don, a queer Chinese man in Hawai‘i, escapes to New York as a family tragedy intertwines with his sexuality. When he returns home to Mānoa Valley, he finds his sister engaged to his first love. June is the First Fall is a queer and moving slice of life with interweaving scenes in Hawai‘i and NYC, spanning time from the 1840s to the present.


SHOW DATES:

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30; December 1, 6, 7, 8, 2018 

Sundays 2pm: November 11, 18, 25; December 2,*9, 2018

(No show Thursday, November 22 - Thanksgiving) 


*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request


Shipwreck’d on the Body Beautiful, or the Tats Dancing Man


A world premiere Daniel A. Kelin, II

January 17 – February 17, 2019


 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.

James F. O’Connell, America’s first Tattooed Man, headlined P. T. Barnum’s freak show, proudly displaying his head-to-foot tattoos. Shipwrecked on the Caroline Islands in the first half of the 19th century, O’Connell saved himself from death by performing Irish jigs—and so began the slow process of his assimilation into Ponapean culture. Based on a true story, this poetic one-man show recounts a compelling narrative of physical appropriation. 


SHOW DATES:

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: January 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31; February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2019 

Sundays 2pm: January 20, 27; February 10, *17, 2019

(No show Sunday, February 3 – Super Bowl)


*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request



The Watcher of Waipuna



Fan Favorite by Gary Pak

March 21 – April 20, 2019


 Artist Notes from Ryan: I’ve seen the enemy and the enemy is paranoid. And just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean ohana isn’t out to get us.

Artist Notes from Ryan: I’ve seen the enemy and the enemy is paranoid. And just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean ohana isn’t out to get us.

Gilbert Sanchez is the Watcher of Waipuna, defending his tiny corner of paradise against evil commercial expansion and greedy family members. Based on Gary Pak’s short story, this local fairy tale-like parable includes a chorus of housewives, supernatural elements, and examines the powerful connection between humans and the environment—loyalty to our land, connections to place, corporate development, and local displacement. 


SHOW DATES:

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

Sundays 2pm: March 24, 31; April 7, *14, 2019

(No show Sunday, April 21 - Easter) 



Da Beer Can Hat


A WORLD PREMIERE by Darrell H. Y. Lum

May 23 – June 23, 2019


 Artist Notes from Ryan: Oftentimes the beliefs that make us who we think we are need to be knocked down in order for us to become who we are.

Artist Notes from Ryan: Oftentimes the beliefs that make us who we think we are need to be knocked down in order for us to become who we are.

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. 


SHOW DATES:

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: May 23, 24, 25, 30, 31; June 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2019 

Sundays 2pm: May 26; June 2, 9, 16, *23, 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.