Cane Fields Burning

Pictured are: (front left to right) Lisa Ann Katagiri Bright and Jaime Bradner; (back left to right) Danielle Zalopany and Elexis Draine in Kumu Kahua Theatre's production of "Cane Fields Burning", by Kemuel DeMoville. Play opens September 8. Photo by Pacific Light Studios

Kumu Kahua Theatre Announces The Opening Of Kemuel Demoville’s Award Winning Play, Cane Fields Burning

Honolulu, Hawai?i: Ghosts, demons, and dark memories haunt Hawai‘i’s plantation fields in this tale of a curse passed down through three generations.  An old man has died, and as his son and grandson sort through his belongings, the photograph of a beautiful woman exposes the violent secret buried in the old man’s past.

The winner of the Kumu Kahua/UH M?noa Playwriting Contest, Cane Fields Burning uses the elegant power of Japanese Noh theatre to tell the story of a family struggling to escape its tortured history.

This play contains adult content.

Kumu Kahua Artistic Director, Harry Wong, directs the play, with Katherine Aumer as Assistant Director.  The cast includes: Stu Hirayama, Shiro Kawai, Wil T.K. Kahele, Evelyn Leung, Justin Fragiao, Jaime Bradner, Elexis Draine, Lisa Ann Katagiri Bright and Danielle Zalopany

Performance Dates of Cane Fields Burning by Kemuel DeMoville (20 shows)
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: September 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30; October, 1, 6, 7, 8, 2011

Sundays 2pm: September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 2011

Tickets are on sale now and prices range from $5 to $20.  Tickets may be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, or by visiting the Kumu Kahua Box Office at 46 Merchant Street from 11am to 3pm Monday through Friday.  For more information about this and other productions, or to purchase tickets online, visit www. Kumu

Kumu Kahua Theatre is an intimate, air-conditioned 100-seat performance space and individual performances do sell out.  Patrons are strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance.

Kumu Kahua productions are made possible with support from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, celebrating more than thirty years of culture and the arts in Hawai‘i, and the National Endowment for the Arts; The Annenberg Foundation; Paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu; the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts; and Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.

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