KUMU KAHUA THEATRE PRESENTS DENNIS CARROLL’S ACERBIC LOOK AT THE DANGERS OF THE INFORMATION AGE AGE SEX LOCATION
A new play by Kumu co-founder and UH-Manoa Theatre and Dance Department faculty member Dennis Carroll, Age Sex Location introduces four generations of a local family to the complexities and perils of cyberspace. Age Sex Location will play at Kumu Kahua Theatre 46 Merchant Street, downtown Honolulu, and opens October 27 and runs through November 27.
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 through Saturday, with a 2pm Sunday matinee. 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 $16 to $5. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 11. For more information about this and other productions, visit www.kumukahua.org.
When a computer is brought into their home, the Fujioka family is introduced to, among other things, Internet gambling and online chat-room dating--both of which lead to unexpected consequences. The cast includes a four-person “Compuchorus”--a high-tech Greek chorus that voices Internet jargon, pop-up advertising, and Instant Messages; lets the audience know what’s happening on the computer monitor; and effectively transforms the family computer into a multi-faceted, complex, and sinister character. Some scenes contain partial nudity and violence.
Cruel Theatre Artistic Director Taurie Kinoshita will direct the play. The production includes set design by Dan Gelbmann and costumes by Alvin Chan. The cast features Kumu veterans Ron Encarnacion, M.J. Gonzalvo, Stu Hirayama, Kathy Hunter, Marcus Oshiro, Ryan Sueoka, Marya Takamori-Prickett, and Wendell Yamada. Justin DeLand, Hester Kamin, Frank Katasse, Tom Offer-Westort, Michelle O’Malley and Jaedee-Kae Vergara will be making their Kumu debut with Age Sex Location.
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.