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Marjorie Prime Opens Friday April 5th!

Kailua Onstage Arts presents the fourth show of its inaugural season: Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison, a 

sci-fi meditation on memory and humanity

Marjorie Prime
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Upcoming: The Fantasticks

To be performed in the Paul & Vi Loo Theatre, HPU Windward Campus

May 24 - June 9

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Dark Night Series

Renowned Oahu storyteller Jeff Gere stops by for One Night Only, 

Monday, April 15th, to preview his newest piece 

FORGIVENESS: TALES OF THE THREE MONKS AND LOCAL LORE

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EXTENDED RUN: MARJORIE PRIME

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THREE SHOWS ADDED! FRI., APR. 19 & SAT. APR. 20 AT 7:30PM AND A SPECIAL SAT. APR. 20 MATINEE @ 4PM... NO SHOW EASTER SUNDAY

CAST

MARJORIE - Jo Pruden

WALTER - Marshall Camden

TESS - Hoku Gilbert

JON - Jim Aina


Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison  

Directed by Kevin Keaveney


2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist 

A Hawaii Premiere 


Performance Dates: April 19 & 20 @ 7:30pm

April 20 @ 4pm

About the Play

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie examines her past, with the help of a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her — sometimes replacing her realities with idealized memories. Through deeply drawn characters—both real and artificial— author Jordan Harrison burrows into troubling questions of the digital age: What would we remember, and what would we forget, given the power of authorship? Will we be any less human, once computers know us better than ourselves? This richly spare and wondrous play explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST OF THE FANTASTICKS

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Announcing the cast of The Fantasticks!

Kailua Onstage Arts welcomes these talented actors into the extended KOA family! 


El Gallo:          Eli K.M. Foster

Luisa:              Reagan Gayle Rees

Matt:               Noah Faumuina

Hucklebee:       Alston Albarado

Bellomy:           R. Andrew Doan

Henry:              Larry Bialock

Mortimer:         Daniel O’Brien

The Mute:         Ashley Hill

Music by Harvey Schmidt and book and lyrics by Tom Jones

Guest Director: Ron Heller
Musical Directors: Trissa & Ken Walter

Choreographer: Sophia Carter


Kailua Onstage Arts (KOA) will present The Fantasticks at the Paul and Vi Loo Theatre on the HPU WINDWARD campus, May 24 to June 9.

About the Show

The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical which tells an allegorical story concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, ending the supposed feud. When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real world, seen in parallel fantasy sequences. They return to each other bruised but enlightened, and they renew their vows with more maturity.


The show's original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical. It was awarded Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre in 1991. 

Tickets Now On Sale

This much-beloved show is likely to sell out... Get your tickets while you can!

Friday May 24th @ 7:30pm

Saturday May 25th SPECIAL 2PM MATINEE

Sunday May 26th 4PM MATINEE

Friday May 31st @ 7:30pm

Saturday June 1st @ 7:30pm

Sunday June 2nd 4PM MATINEE

Friday June 7th @ 7:30pm

Saturday June 8th @ 7:30pm

Sunday June 9th 4PM MATINEE

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Dark Night Series at Kailua Onstage Arts

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APRIL 15th Forgiveness: Tales of the 3 Monks & Local Lore

FORGIVENESS: TALES OF THE 3 MONKS: Oahu storyteller Jeff Gere opens with a long local true supernatural tale of Forgiveness (a Hawaiian family begs a stone to forgive them) and then performs his version of the famous Tales of the Three Monks (the original Japanese story, intertwined with a tale from Vietnam).  A discussion will close the show. This is NOT a show for children: sexual references, violence, buddhist thought, supernatural events.

Jeff Gere

Jeff Gere blends talents as painter, puppeteer, and mime into performances which have electrified audiences in Hawaii for 30  years. Jeff's physical energy, morphing elastic face and voice characterizations make his shows events. He has produced the Talk Story Festival, Hawaii’s biggest storytelling celebration for 26 years, Story TV (monthly, 23 years), Talk Story Radio (2 years, weekly shows), story camps & conferences. Since retiring from the Oahu Parks Dept. in 2014, he has taught Storytelling at UH Manoa, performed at the National Storytelling Festival, and has taken his stories around the world to venues in Spain, Hong Kong, Turkey, Vancouver & the Yukon, Thailand, China, Japan, Australia, India, Romania and Taiwan.  Find TONS of his tells on YouTube and more info about him at www.jeffgere.com

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Jeff is giving our audiences a special preview of his latest show before he takes it on the road to the Big Island and San Francisco! But it means you've got just one opportunity to catch it, MONDAY, APRIL 15th... get your tickets before it's too late!

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