The sequel to his popular Aloha Las Vegas, Edward Sakamoto’s Mahalo Las Vegas will play from August 24 through September 23 at Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street, downtown Honolulu.

            Wally Fukuda has left Hawai‘i and is living happily ever after in Vegas – until circumstances shift and new variables are introduced.  Wally's son and daughter-in-law have moved out of his home, replaced by California Harry, a luckless gambler who is hiding out from his creditors.  Wally's daughter and her husband visit from Hawai‘i, bringing some surprises. And a reluctant Wally and Harry are pursued by two tenacious women, one the widow of a mob boss.

            Kumu Kahua Artistic Director Harry Wong Choy will direct the play.  The production team includes set design by BullDog, costume design by Alvin Chan, light design by Gerald Kawaoka.  The cast features The cast features returning players Dann Seki, Allan Okubo, Janice Terukina, Tony Solis, Eric Mita, Salli Morita, Karen Hironaga and Sylvia Hormann-Alper.

            Kumu Kahua Theatre is an air-conditioned, intimate 100-seat performance space; to avoid disappointment, patrons should purchase tickets in advance.  Performances are at 8pm Thursday and 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 are $16 General, $13 Seniors & Groups of 10 or more, $10 Students Saturdays and Sundays and on Thursdays $13 General, $11 Seniors, $5 Students.  Tickets go on sale August 7.  For more information about this and other productions, 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; The Hawai‘i Community Foundation; and foundations, businesses and patrons.

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