Maila Rondero is not your average "Rosie the Riveter" in The Statehood Project at Kumu Kahua Theatre.
Opening on Statehood Day, Friday, August 21, 2009 - the world premiere of a new play - The Statehood Project, conceived by Fat Ulu and Kumu Kahua Theatre will play at Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu, from August 21st through September 20th, 2009. Leave it to Kumu Kahua Theatre to share a different side of Statehood day...
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Leave It To Kumu Kahua Theatre To Give Us A Refreshingly Different Perspective On Statehood!
HONOLULU, HI: Opening on Statehood Day, Friday, August 21, 2009 - the world premiere of a new play - The Statehood Project, conceived by Fat Ulu and Kumu Kahua Theatre will play at Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu, from August 21st through September 20th, 2009.
Kumu Kahua Theatre, in conjunction with Fat Ulu Productions, an organization dedicated to creating and strengthening communities through the literary arts (it recently produced a series of collaborative poetry performances), presents a collection of monologues, scenes and stories written by Hawaii playwrights, poets and storytellers. With the intention of presenting multiple perspectives on the issue of statehood in Hawaii – including political, historical and sociological – in early 2009 Kumu and Fat Ulu invited local writers to create short, personal expressions and reflections on any chosen aspect of statehood. These pieces were first read by the writers or actors to an audience, then revised by the writers and refined and organized by producers at Kumu. The result is a significant, and refreshingly different, addition to both the commercial promotion and journalistic reportage that has been celebrating Hawaii's 50th anniversary of statehood.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: August 21, 22, 27, 28, 29; September 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2009
Kumu Kahua artistic director Harry Wong, III and Kumu veteran Jason Ellinwood will direct the production, with set design by David M. Gerke; Assistant Director is Jason Kanda.
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 Annenberg Foundation; the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, Mufi Hannemann, Mayor; paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu, the Hawai’i State Legislature, and Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.