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Twisted Pidgin Comedy at Kumu Kahua Theatre

Charisma Industries

Echoes of Dat Red Guitar 
by Lee Tonouchi

Kumu Kahua Theatre
46 Merchant Street
May 28 – June 28, 2015
$5.00-$20.00

SPECIAL EVENT

Following the performance on Friday, June 5th, there will be a talk-story with playwright Lee Tonouchi.


The 44th season at Kumu Kahua Theatre continues with the world premiere of another play by Hawai‘i’s “Pidgin Guerilla”, Lee Tonouchi, author of  plays: Living PidginGone Feeshing, and Da Kine Space, and books: Da Word, Oriental Faddah and Son, and Da Kine Dictionary.

This is a darkly humorous play about a bright but unmotivated man still living at home with his parents who berate him for his lack of ambition. He gets a job in a state office populated with memorable characters, including a bully, nerdy techies, a born-again Christian sex bomb, and a haole boss who stresses “community” and “teamwork.” When impending state furloughs threaten his employment, will he be able to summon his personal ‘aumakua, the Japanese superhero Kikaida? Or will the pressure drive him to go postal?


CAST OF CHARACTERS
Guy.................................Alvin Chan
Mom............................Minnie Quan
Dad.................................Wil Kāhele
Gage....................Shawn Thomsen
Garan......................Jonathan Reyn
Gannon.......................Eddy Gudoy
Gil..........................Shawn Forsythe
Girlie.............................Salem Sipes
Glenn......................Brandon Hagio
Grace................Christine Lanborn

CREW
Director.............................Reb Beau Allen
Sound Design..Jonathan Clarke Sypert
Costume Design................Dusty Behner
Lighting Design............Thomas Tochiki
Set Design.........................Reb Beau Allen

 

 

 


Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441 or by visiting our box office at 46 Merchant Street (corner of Bethel & Merchant Streets, downtown) between 11am and 3pm Monday through Friday. Ticket prices range from $5 to $20.

Show dates:

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: 
May 28, 29, 30
June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2015

Sundays 2pm:
May 31; June 7, 14, 21, *28, 2015

*American Sign Language interpretation upon request


Kumu Kahua productions are supported in part by The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i and by the National Endowment for the Arts. They are also paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu; the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts; The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) Charitable Foundation, The Atherton Foundation and Hawaiian Electric Company; The Star-Advertiser and other foundations, businesses and patrons.