Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents Hannah Ii-Epstein's PAKALOLO SWEET

Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents Hannah Ii-Epstein's PAKALOLO SWEETKumu Kahua Theatre proudly presents Hannah Ii-Epstein's Pakalolo Sweet, directed by fan-favorite Wil Kahele, running August 23 - September 23.

Junior Boy is a young Hawaiian man who comes from a lineage of marijuana growers on the North Shore of O'ahu and is now proudly expecting a baby with his girlfriend, Nani. During a night of karaoke, beer, and weed, the medical uses, benefits, and cultural aspects of marijuana in pre-contact Hawai'i are explored. What follows is unexpected and heartbreaking as we witness Junior Boy's struggle to do what he believes is best for his 'ohana. This prequel to Not One Batu follow's Papa's family-and the inevitable hardships arising when indigenous values are systematically marginalized.

Pakalolo Sweet is the second one-act in Ii-Epstein's trilogy of drug exploration plays set on the North Shore of O'ahu. Opening and threaded through with lanai karaoke, this play focuses on Uncle Makana's 'ohana.

This production contains adult language and themes. The play runs: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: August 23, 24, 25, 30, 31; September 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2018. Sundays 2pm: August 26; September 2, 9, 16, *23, 2018.

*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request

Following the performance on Friday, September 1st 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 Pakalolo Sweet. P?'ai Lincoln, Waimea, HI; Danielle Zalopany, Kaneohe, HI; Theoren Nansen, Waianae, HI; Eddy Gudoy, Honolulu, HI; Randall Gallius Jr, Pearl City, HI; William Ha?o, 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 Hawai'i Tourism Authority, The Hawai'i Community Foundation, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawai'i, Trustee), The Atherton Foundation and Hawaiian Electric Company, The Star-Advertiser and other foundations, businesses and patrons.

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