Kumu Kahua Theatre Announces A New Play By Founder Dennis Carroll, To Open Our 40th Seasonn
HONOLULU, HI: Kumu Kahua Theatre presents Ghosts in the Plague Year, by Dennis Carroll; based on a story by Dennis Carroll and Bob Okazako. The production will play at Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu, from August 26 - September *26, 2010.
Chinatown, 1900: In a seedy brothel, men from all walks of life gather to enjoy opium, drinks and the company of women. Outside, the bubonic plague has begun to spread, and the government will do anything to stop it. Dennis Carroll, a founding member of Kumu Kahua and the author of Way of a God and Age Sex Location, unleashes a brutal and sensual new play that brings to life a dark chapter in Hawai‘i’s history. This play contains adult language and content.
Kumu Kahua artistic director Harry Wong III will direct the production, with set design by BullDog, Lighting design by Daniel Sakimura, Costumes by Nara Cardenas.
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 $20. 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.