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Money Talks Dark Night at Kumu Kahua Theatre

Charisma Industries

TED TALK-ish Broadway work-in-progress explores one of the 21st century’s last remaining taboo questions:

What’s my worth?

WHAT: MONEY TALKS: But What the Hell is it Saying?
WHEN: Sunday, April 17, Monday, April 18, Tuesday, April 19, 8 pm
WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street, Honolulu
COST: $10 at the box office
ONLINE:
ilovemoneytalks.com

Honolulu HI - MONEY TALKS: But What the Hell is it Saying? is the wildly true story of two women artists, a generation apart, struggling to understand the meaning of success, failure, and inherent self-worth.  It is a funny, serious and intimate “conversation” presented by Kumu Kahua Theatre, as part of their Dark Night Series.

When 38-year-old German-born international singer/songwriter Lucie Lynch met 61-year-old Brooklyn-born international author Marcia Zina Mager they were both grappling with Hawaii’s high cost of living. Despite their age difference, the two Honolulu-based women decided it was time, once and for all, to deal with their life-long money issues by writing a full length Broadway musical together. That 18 month journey transformed into a brazenly honest TED TALK-ish musical play chronicling the ups and downs of their intensive creative project.

MONEY TALKS debuted at the 2015 Oahu Fringe Festival where it broke box office records. The show also recently won the prestigious Audience Choice Award at Iao Theatre as part of the 2016 Maui Fringe Festival. MONEY TALKS continues to impact a diverse audience, ranging from drug rehab residents to theatregoers, Church Congregations and the Women’s Community Correctional Center.

The show is directed by Roslyn Catracchia, (celebrated composer & lyricist known for her collaboration with Lisa Matsumoto on Once Upon One Time trilogy, On Dragonfly Wings, The Princess and the Iso Peanut, and many more), and features live music by critically acclaimed pianist Robert Wehrman (who has played with iconic musicians such as George Harrison, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, and Ray Charles).

Kumu Kahua Theatre’s Dark Night Series was created to offer other theatre groups, playwrights, and performance artists the opportunity to present their work to the community.  This series is presented during dark nights, which are evenings when Kumu Kahua’s regular season shows are not being performed.  To be part of the Dark Night Series artists must submit a proposal, which is reviewed by the Board of Directors of Kumu Kahua.  From these proposals, projects are chosen that Kumu Kahua feels will promote the development of the theatrical arts and benefit local artists.  Kumu Kahua sees this as another way to enhance and enrich the cultural diversity and artistic climate of Honolulu.

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. Also paid for in part by The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, The Hawai‘i Community Foundation, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) Charitable Foundation and Hawaiian Electric Company; ABC Stores, The Star Advertiser and other Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.

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