ECHOES OF DAT RED GUITAR by Lee Tonouchi at Kumu Kahua Theatre

Twisted Pidgin Comedy at Kumu Kahua Theatre

Echoes of Dat Red Guitar Kumu Kahua

Alvin Chan, Minnie Quan, Wil Kāhele

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)

COST: $5.00-$20.00

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 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?

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

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

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

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 logoKumu 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.

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