Opening at Kumu Kahua Theatre: An Outlandish Comedy by Eric Yokomori
WHAT: Eric Yokomoriıs play: Cockadoodledoo
WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street
WHEN: March 27 April 27, 2014 (see full schedule below)
INFO: 536-4441, kumukahua.org
The world premiere of Cockadoodledoo by Eric Yokomori opens at Kumu Kahua Theatre on March 27,
In a small rural town where "nothing
interesting happens," a chunk of meteor lands in farmer Templetonıs
chicken coop and changes everything including the chickens. His
friend Ziggy, to whom he sells a souvenir chunk, undergoes a bizarre
transformation and is quarantined by the Feds. But this is only part of
Yokomoriıs surrealistic tale, which echoes Beckettıs Waiting for Godot and Ionesco's Rhinoceros.
Eric Yokomori has written four other plays: Down, which was presented at Paliku Theatre; Pleasure, premiered at The Arts at
Marks Garage; the one-man show Daredevil, premiered at Kumu Kahua Theatre; and House Lights/Prolonged Sunlight, which also premiered at Kumu
Eric will appear on the ThinkTech digital series, The Arts in Hawaii on Wednesday, March 26th at 2:00 PM, and will
discuss the show and his body of work with Kumu Kahua Theatre Managing Director, Donna Blanchard.
That can be seen live at: thinktechhawaii.com.
writing is so exciting and irreverent" says Kumu Kahua Theatre Managing
Director, Donna Blanchard. "His scripts insist on such abandon
from the audience. Picasso said that 'Art washes away from the
soul the dust of everyday life.' Eric's plays wash you verrrrrry
thoroughly - I love that about them!"
The show will be directed by Kumu Kahua Theatre Artistic Director Harry Wong III, who also directed Lee Cataluna's Flowers of Hawaii, Edward Sakamoto's Fishing for Wives, Lois Ann Yamanaka's Saturday Night at the Pahala Theatre and Eric Yokomori's premieres of Daredevil and House Lights/Prolonged Sunlight for Kumu Kahua Theatre.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: March 27, 28, 29; April 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2014
Sundays 2pm: March 30; April 6, 13, *27, 2014
*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request
(No show Sunday, April 20 Easter)
Tickets can be purchased with a credit card by calling (808) 536-4441, at 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.
productions are supported in part by The Hawaii 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
Mayorıs Office of Culture and the Arts; The Atherton Foundation,
McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric
Industries (HEI) Charitable Foundation and Hawaiian Electric Company;
The Star Advertiser and other Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.