Kumu Kahua Theatre on the corner of Merchant and Bethel in downtown Honolulu is pleased to present five new plays in their 2020-2021 season, written by and about the people of Hawai`i. Beginning with the 1970s, each of the plays represent one decade of lives on our islands, flavored by that era. Expect to laugh, cry, relate, and perhaps become a little uncomfortable at times, whether visiting these decades is a walk down memory lane or a new experience for you. To keep everyone safe, plays for the 2020-2021 season are performed live and presented digitally.
Told backward in time during the 2000s, featuring the traditional trickster god Letao, ’other: a micro-story illustrates the challenge of fitting into a new world faced by the Marshallese in Hawai‘i, who arrived dreaming of a future for their families. Notorious trickster Letao shepherds both audience and actors alike through this backward theatrical journey of Abija and Hirlynn, two Marshall Islands youth, who set off for America and face challenges fitting into a frustratingly abstruse world. As the young islanders discover unexpected truths about their island home and encounter cultural misconceptions, Letao dispenses occasional—and occasionally uninvited—insights and interruptions in his enthusiastic craving to showcase the contradictions of humans and humanity. Tickets: pay-what-you-can, suggested $10. More info: https://www.kumukahua.org/50th-season and https://www.kumukahua.org/
‘other: a micro-story SHOW DATES
- Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: March 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27; April 1, 2, 3, 2021
- Sundays 2pm: March 21, 28, 2021