ERIC YOKOMORI'S DARE DEVILS BLUES opens as kumu kahua dark night

HONOLULU, HAWAII Kumu Kahua Theatre presents as part of it's Dark Night Series Two Chicks, One PO(a,¯)kO(e,¯) and a PO(o,¯)polo Theatre Collective's production of Eric Yokomori's play Dare Devils Blues. This darkly comic series of monologues will play for two nights at the Kumu Kahua Theatre on consecutive Wednesdays, September 8 and 15 at 7:30pm.

Dare Devils Blues consist of 12 monologues that feature characters with nothing left to lose running the emotional gambit of humor, pathos, and the mundane. The play is also a one man show featuring local actor Jason Kanda. Jason previously performed in Eric Yokomori's "Pleasure" at Mark's Garage. He has played in 2003 Sir Andrew Aguecheek in "Twelfth Night" and in 2004 Cornwall in "King Lear" for the Hawai'i Shakespeare Festival. His previous KKT appearance include "Spur" in 2000 and last seasons "Massie/Kahahawai". He will be a company actor at HTY this season.

Two Chicks, One PO(a,¯)kO(e,¯) and a PO(o,¯)polo Theatre Collective is dedicated to rediscovering the societal relevance of contemporary drama.

Kumu Kahua Theatre's Dark Night Series creates an opportunity for other theatre groups, playwrights, and performance artists to offer their work to the community. This series is presented during the evenings when Kumu Kahua's regular season shows are not being performed. Kumu Kahua sees this as another way to enhance and enrich the cultural diversity and artistic climate of Honolulu.

Dare Devils Blues will play at Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street downtown Honolulu, on consecutive Wednesdays, September 8 and 15 at 7:30pm. Tickets for this event are $5. Seating is limited, so call and reserve your seat soon. For reservations by call 536-4441 Monday through Friday.

Kumu Kahua Theatre is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from Legislature of the State of Hawai'i (and by the National Endowment for the Arts); the Mayor's Office of Culture and Arts, Jeremy Harris, Mayor; The Hawai'i Community Foundation; and Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.

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