Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of Hostage Wife, By Nancy Moss.

HONOLULU, HI:  Hostage Wife by Nancy Moss, will play at Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu, running from May 15th through June 15th, 2008.

Kumu Kahua Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of Hostage Wife, an award-winning play that received a reading in New York. Hostage Wife tells the story of Dee Fernandez, a woman whose husband works as a private-sector security guard watching over a power station in Iraq. When he is taken hostage, Dee is visited by Alan Baker, a government agent who offers her comfort, companionship and, as they grow closer and when it is revealed that Dee's husband is violent, racist and abusive, the possibility of a new and brighter future. As the negotiations proceed, Dee's daughter returns from the mainland to help field phone calls from the media and visits from nosy neighbors and Dee herself, wafted into a semi-dream world through sleeping pills and pain pills, becomes ambivalent about herself, her marriage, and her desires for the outcome of the hostage situation.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: May 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31; June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2008
Sundays 2pm: May 18, 25; June 1, 8, 15, 2008

Kumu Kahua artistic director, Harry Wong III will direct the production, with set design by Molly McKenna, light design by Abel Dulles-Coelho, costume design by Dusty Behner, sound design by Stu Hirayama and props are by Jason Ellinwood who will also serve as assistant director and stage manager.  The cast features Kumu Veterans Denise Aiko-Chinen, Jason Kanda, Will Kahele, Nani Morita, and Jodi A. Yamada along with Kumu newcomers Mish Raboteau and Tyler Tanabe.

Kumu Kahua Theatre is an air-conditioned, intimate 100-seat performance space; Patrons are strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance as individual performances do sell out.  Performances are at 8pm Thursday through Saturday, and at 2pm on Sunday afternoons.  Tickets can be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, or by visiting our box office between 11am and 3pm Monday through Friday.  Ticket prices range from $5 to $16.  Tickets are on sale now.  For more information about this and other productions, or to buy tickets online, visit www.KumuKahua.org.

Kumu Kahua productions are being supported by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, celebrating more than thirty years of culture and the arts in Hawai‘i (with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts); the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, Mufi Hannemann, Mayor; and Foundations, Businesses and Patrons. 


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