#HaoleBoyfriend Cast Announced

#HaoleBoyfriend Cast for Kumu Kahua’s First Show of 51st Season

#HAOLEBOYFRIEND castWHAT:  Cast and Crew Announcement of #HaoleBoyfriend by Stephanie Keiko Kong and Tony Pisculli

INFO: 808-536-4441, kumukahua.org

Honolulu HI–Kumu Kahua Theatre and production director Jason Kanda are pleased to announce the #HaoleBoyfriend team.

Cast

Samantha Fukushima (Fumiko)

Pō’ai Lincoln (Kea)

Julia Avilla LoPresti (Sharissa)

Jonathan Reyn (Rayven)

Lelea‘e “Buffy” Kahalepuna-Wong (Vai)

Directed by- Jason Kanda, Assistant Directed by Kaipo Dudoit, Technical Direction, Set Design and Lighting Design by Brian Sackett, Costume Design by Carlynn Wolfe, Stage Managed and Props Design by Faith Cauthon, Digital Engineering by Veronica Vera.

 #HaoleBoyfriend was written by Stephanie Keiko Kong & Tony Pisculli and will be performed live, viewable by stream only, Sept. 2 – 19, 2021.

Production Description

Five former math geeks and high school besties reunite fifteen years after they’ve graduated from Pearl City to wrestle with secrets, major life changes and guacamole at their favorite karaoke room. If you requested Lady Marmalade from the DJ at your prom, this play is dedicated to you.

Hometowns of the team of #HaoleBoyfriend

Faith Cauthon, Honolulu, HI- Kaipo Dudoit, Honolulu, HI- Samantha Fumiko, Waipahu, HI- Jason Kanda, Honolulu, HI- Pō’ai Lincoln, Honolulu, HI- Julia LoPresti, Ewa Beach, HI- Jonathan Reyn, Honolulu, HI – Brian Sackett, Honolulu, HI- Veronica Vera, Kailua, HI- Carlynn Wolfe, Honolulu, HI-  Lelea‘e “Buffy” Kahalepuna-Wong, Honolulu, HI

This production will be streamed live from Kumu Kahua Theatre.  It is the first time since the pandemic began that Kumu Kahua Theatre actors will perform together, in person.

The production will be available to watch online, live only.  Tickets are available on a pay-what-you-will basis.  Donations to support this work are greatly appreciated by the theatre.  Please visit kumukahua.org to learn more and to secure your ticket.

Kumu Kahua productions are supported in part by the Island Insurance Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 and the American Rescue Plan of 2021, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai`i, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawaiian Electric Company, Alexander & Baldwin, The John R Halligan Charitable Fund, Spectrum/Charter Communications, ABC Stores, the Gloria Kosasa Gainsley Fund, Hawai`i Public Radio, The Kim Coco Fund for Justice of the Iwamoto Family Foundation, Edric Sakamoto, John Mazur and other foundations, businesses, and loyal patrons.

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