Twisted Pidgin Comedy at Kumu Kahua Theatre
WHAT: Echoes of Dat Red Guitar by Lee Tonouchi
WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street
WHEN: May 28 – June 28, 2015 (see schedule below)
INFO: 536-4441, kumukahua.org
SPECIAL EVENT: Following the performance on Friday, June 5th, there will be a talk-story with playwright Lee Tonouchi
HONOLULU, HI—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 Pidgin, Gone 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?
Tickets for performances can be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, or by visiting our box office at 46 Merchant Street (corner of Bethel and Merchant Streets, downtown) between 11am and 3pm Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at kumukahua.org.
Directed by Reb Beau Allen
Sound Design by Jonathan Clarke Sypert
Costume Design by Dusty Behner
Lighting Design by Thomas Tochiki
Set Design by Reb Beau Allen
CAST OF CHARACTERS
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
Tickets can be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, at kumukahua.org, 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.
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.