Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents the World Premiere of Demigods Anonymous by Noa Helela


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WHAT: Demigods Anonymous by Noa Helela

WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street

WHEN: March 22-April 22, 2018

COST: $5-$25; Ticket information below

INFO: 536-4441, kumukahua.org

EVENT: Free talk-story following the production on Friday March 30.

HONOLULU, HI—Kumu Kahua Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of Noa Helela’s absurd comedy, Demigods Anonymous.  The show will be directed by Harry Wong III and runs March 22-April 22, 2018.

Power is both a curse and a gift.  As a modern demigod, Noe takes college courses, parties with her friends, and tries to stop herself from turning into a giant lizard.  Her friend, Marcella, is dealing with her unwanted tendency to become a mountain lion; Blaine transforms into a shark when aggravated.  These contemporary Kupua are like most people in their 20s… except for their ability to manifest ancient demigod powers and transform into animals…

This production contains adult language and themes.

The play runs: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: March 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31; April 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21

Sundays 2pm: March 25; April 8, 15, 22* (No show Easter Sunday, April 1)

*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request

Following the performance on Friday, March 30th there will be a free talk story.  These talk stories are offered on the 2nd Friday of each production run and include an opportunity to gain behind the scenes insight from the director, cast and playwright (when available).

Hometowns of the Cast of Demigods Anonymous:

Max Kekai‘oli Malmud, Kailua, HI; Nahiku Passi Mililani, HI; Maile Kapua‘ala, Nanakuli HI; Kamalani Gapol, Waianae, HI; Max Holtz, Honolulu, HI; Kirk A. Lapilio Jr., Kapolei, HI; Marty Wong, Honolulu, HI; Leleaʻa “Buffy” Kahalepuna-Wong, Honolulu, HI; Spencer Moon, Honolulu, HI; Berkley Spivey, 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 11am and 3pm 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 Hawaii 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 Hawaii Tourism Authority, The Hawaii Community Foundation, 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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