WILL THE REAL CHARLIE CHAN PLEASE STAND UP? to Kick Off Kumu Kahua Theatre's 43rd Season, 8/22
Kumu Kahua Theatre launches its 43rd season with the world premiere of Nancy P. Moss' Will the Real Charlie Chan Please Stand Up?
The fictional Charlie Chan and the real-life detective he was modeled after join forces to fight crime in Honolulu.
Wielding his whip, detective Chang Apana is single-handedly cleaning up the gambling houses and opium dens of Honolulu's 1920s Chinatown and Iwilei districts. But when a corrupt racist cop threatens to undo his good works and remove him from the force, Apana is assisted in uncovering crime by a stranger from San Francisco who speaks in Confucian aphorisms, many in manglEd English. Playwright Moss entertains with a creative blend of historical theater, crime drama and comedy.
SHOW DATES: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: August 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31; September 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 2013; Sundays 2pm: August 25; September 1, 8, 15, *22, 2013. *American Sign Language interpretation available upon request.
Tickets can be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, 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 productions are supported in part by The Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts. Also paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu; the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts; The Annenberg Foundation, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Company; The Star Advertiser and other Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.
Pictured: Daryl Bonilla as Apana and J. Kamano Bailon as Chan. Photo Credit: Denise De Guzman.