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2019 - 2020 Season Announced

 Kailua Onstage Arts celebrates an amazing first year by upping the ante for Year 2! We'll be bringing you 8, count 'em, 8 full productions, plus a slate of readings and Dark Night shows. Check out the season and subscribe! 

2019-2020 Season details

EXTENDED!: A Steady Rain

An gripping character study of two Chicago cops, friends since childhood, and the forces that threaten to tear them apart. Powerful performances reveal the humor and humanity that still beats within a heart of darkness.

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Congratulations to All the Po'okela Recipients from Our Inaugural Season!

The Wolves: Overall Play, Director of a Play, Ensemble Performance in a Play   

Title & Deed: Leading Actor in a Play

Marjorie Prime: Director of a Play

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A Thunderous Start to Season 2 with "A Steady Rain"


A Steady Rain

Written by Keith Huff

Directed by Lisa Barnes

Starring: Brandon Karrer and Kevin Keaveney


Fridays - 7:30

Saturdays - 7:30

Sundays - 4:00

At the KOA performance space, 171 Hamakua Dr. in Kailua

Get Tickets below or call 808-829-8606 for reservations


About the Play

A routine domestic disturbance call sends two Chicago cops -childhood friends and now partners- on a harrowing journey that will test their loyalties and change their lives. This noir drama combines the grittiness of The Wire with the unreliable narrators of True Detective as it explores the forces that bond us and the forces that tear us apart, amid a backdrop of racism, police brutality, the war on drugs, affirmative action, and life on the rough streets of Chicago.  

Famously produced on Broadway with Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig (in a rare 100% sold-out run of shows) this rollercoaster-ride of suspense and surprises takes the good cop/bad cop genre to a level all its own. by exposing the humor and humanity that resolutely beats within a heart of darkness.

About the Playwright

Keith Huff is a 30-year veteran of the storefront theater scene in Chicago. He is a Resident Playwright Emeritus of Chicago Dramatists and has written a dozen plays including the recently produced Six Corners which, along with The Detective’s Wife, completes the trilogy of plays about Chicago police officers that he began with A Steady Rain. After the success of A Steady Rain, he has been a writer and co-producer of AMC's Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning television series Mad Men, the NetFlix series House of Cards, American Crime (ABC), and Helix (SyFy)


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