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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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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