WHAT: Who Killed Gilbert Botello? by Garrick Paikai
WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street
WHEN: August 24 – September 24, 2017
COST: $5-$25; Ticket information below
INFO: 536-4441, kumukahua.org
HONOLULU, HI—The first show of Kumu Kahua Theatre’s 47th season is peopled with recognizable characters of the typical British whodunit, but reshaped into a refreshing 1990’s representation of Hawaiʻi.
“So get ready to go back in time to an era of unapologetic local kine comedy with this lovable murder mystery farce,” says playwright Garrick Paikai.
Set in the 1990’s during a hurricane in the fictitious mansion of Rabbit Island. 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.
“One thing I’ve learned,” said Director R. Kevin Garcia Doyle, “through both my work on classics and with Garrick, is the importance of researching the cultural context of your show. Thus, this talented cast and I spent a lot of time researching what it was like to live during “that peculiar decade,” the 1990s. We asked ourselves questions like “What did they wear?” and “How did they prepare food?” and “How did they tweet?” What we learned amused, baffled and sometimes even frightened us.”
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: August 24, 25, 26, 31; September 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2017
Sundays 2pm: August 27; September 3, 10, 17, *24, 2017
*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request
Hometowns of the Cast of Who Killed Gilbert Botello?:
Daryl Bonilla, Waianae, HI; Christopher David Cordio, Honolulu, HI; Shawn Forsythe, Honolulu, HI; Eddy Gudoy, Honolulu, HI; Brandon Hagio, Mililani, HI; Becky McGarvey, Honolulu, HI; Iris Wilhelm-Norseth, Honolulu, HI; Angelica Quinn, Honolulu, HI.
Tickets for performances can be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, or by visiting the box office at 46 Merchant Street (corner of Bethel and Merchant Streets, downtown) between 11 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at KumuKahua.org.
Ticket prices are $5-$25.
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 The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, The Hawai‘i Community Foundation, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawai‘i, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) Charitable Foundation, The Atherton Foundation, and Hawaiian Electric Company; The Star-Advertiser and other foundations, businesses and patrons.