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Kumu Kahua Theatre Holds an Audition Workshop and Auditions for Who Killed Gilbert Botello? by Garrick Paikai

Donna Blanchard

WHAT:  Auditions for Who Killed Gilbert Botello? by Garrick Paikai

WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street

WHEN: WORKSHOP: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday June 6, 2017        

AUDITIONS: 2:00-5:00 pm Saturday June 10, 2017; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Sunday June 11, 2017

INFO: 536-4222, and

Open auditions will be held to cast the rollicking farce, Who Killed Gilbert Botello? by Garrick Paikai. The show will be directed by R. Kevin Garcia Doyle and runs August 24 through September 24, 2017.

Gilbert Botello is dead. 

But who killed him?  Was it the butler or the maid?  Was it the eccentric tycoon or his son?  Detective Roy Rodger Kalauakekahuna III and his sidekick Officer Billy Souza investigate the murder and astonishing events surrounding the untimely demise of Gilbert Botello in this comedic murder mystery.  Peopled with recognizable characters, Who Killed Gilbert Botello reshapes the typical British whodunit into a refreshing representation of Hawai‘i.

There will be a free audition workshop held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Tuesday June 6, also at Kumu Kahua Theatre.  This workshop is an opportunity for all interested to work with the script and director, and learn the best way to prepare for this audition.

The workshop is free, but space is limited.  Please call 536-4222 or email to reserve your spot.




An older Hawaiian police detective sent to investigate Gilbert Botello’s death



A police officer; he’s also the detective’s side kick.



An aggressive local news reporter who is trying to make a name for herself by breaking the story of Gilbert Botello’s murder.



A wealthy tycoon in his 50s, He owns Hana Hou Airlines, one of the top local airlines. Harrington is an eccentric man who has bought Rabbit Island from the state and built a huge mansion on it. 



TIs the son of the tycoon, and one of the front runners of the gubernatorial elections.



TIs the wife of the Senator



AIs a young Filipino in her 20s. She is also the maid for the Harrington Mansion.



A local guy working on the Harrington estate as “The Butler”



The Dead Guy


Printed scripts are available for loan with a $10 cash deposit at the Kumu Kahua Theatre office weekdays between 11am and 3pm. Please call 536-4222 before coming to the theatre.  Scripts can also be downloaded here.

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

Kumu Kahua productions are supported in part by The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, The Atherton Foundation, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Company; The Star Advertiser and other Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.

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