Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents ONE COMEDY OF ERRAS, 8/30-9/30

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Kumu Kahua Theatre presents the world premiere of One Comedy of Erras – Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors with local flair, Aug 30 – Sept 30, 2012.

Twin brothers, separated at birth - one raised on the Mainland, the other in Hawai'i - accidentally cross paths in downtown Honolulu. As their friends mistake one for the other, farcical chaos ensues. The result is a true comedy of errors--a Shakespearean romp told with a pidgin flair. In the tradition of Twelf Nite o WATEVA! comes Taurie Kinoshita's deft and dizzying farce about all the pilikia of local life, set in 2005 Honolulu.

Not only will O'ahu residents recognize the language, but the location is our neighborhood Downtown Honolulu, between the Pier at Aloha Tower and the surrounding area between River St. and Bishop. This production brings Shakespeare into our lives with a fresh, hilarious, Honolulu twist.

Directed by Shawn Anthony Thomsen, the show features Set Design by Justin Fragiao, Costume Design by Rose Wolfe, Hair/Makeup Design by Friston Ho'okano and Lighting Design by Daniel Sakimura.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

KANE, of Honolulu, twins with Kani..............................................................Ryan Okinaka

KANI, of Hartford, Connecticut, twins with Kane.......................................Royce R. Okazaki

EGIZU (EGI), father of Kane and Kani.......................................................Wil T. K. Kahele

DEREK, of Hartford, personal assistant/friend of Kani................................. Scott Robertson

DEREK of Honolulu (Derek H), hanai son to Kane............................................Michael Main

ADREA, wife of Kane...................................................................................................... Kahana Ho

LUCY, Adrea's sister............................................................................................Danielle Zalopany

TESS, person of ill repute and lead singer of a band....................Rodrigo Trumata Poyesit Jr.

KIM, pawn shop owner.........................................................................Daniel A. Nishida

OLD MAN YOUNG, banker........................................................................................................Ryan Hara

LIANG, house cleaner / TITA, loan shark.......................................................................................................Elexis Draine

BOLLO, assistant to TITA................................................................................................ Ryan Hara

AMILIA, ex-wife of Egizu, mother of Kani and Kane...........................Sharon R. Garcia Doyle

MRS. SAKAMOTO, teacher/school counselor and neighbor of Kane...............Michelle Hunter

One Comedy of Erras plays Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: August 30, 31; September 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2012, Sundays 2pm: September 2, 9, 16, 23, *30, 2012. *American Sign Language Interpretation upon request

SPECIAL EVENT: Friday, Sept 7, 2012. There will be a post-show talk story with playwright Taurie Kinoshita.

Tickets are on sale now and prices range from $5 to $20; student tickets are only $5 on Thursday and Friday nights. Tickets may be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, or by visiting the Kumu Kahua Box Office at 46 Merchant Street from 11am to 3pm Monday through Friday. For more information about this and other productions, or to purchase tickets online, visit www.KumuKahua.org.

Kumu Kahua Theatre is an intimate, air-conditioned 100-seat performance space and individual performances do sell out. Patrons are strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance.

 

 




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