From master playwright Christopher Durang, a provocative, inventive, and very funny look at two uniquely frustrated yet hopeful people surviving turbulent times strangely similar to our own.
Saturdays, May 22 & 29 and Sundays, May 23 & 30
Show starts at 6pm
Parking lot at 340 Uluniu St. in Kailua
Lot opens one hour before showtime
Sadly, we have said goodbye to our home of the last three years, at 171 Hamakua Dr in Kailua. As a fledgling non-profit company, we struggled through these first years just trying to make the rent, and had finally built out the theater the way we wanted it.
And then Covid-19 hit.
Everyone has suffered in some way from this pandemic, and it's been no different for KOA. With no revenue coming in for the last 8 months and no way to pay the rent, the landlord finally decided to cut us loose.
We are soldiering on though, continuing our ambitious full season of outdoor theater for all those starved for some live entertainment! We have truly been honored by the encouragement from our growing band of regular patrons, and we will need your support more than ever over the course of 2021, as we raise funds for a new venue (we already have our eyes on a likely candidate!).
Stay tuned for fundraisers and the like, or shoot us an email if you've got an idea or anything else burning a hole in your pocket!
An evening of theater unlike anything you've ever seen! An Oak Tree is a darkly comic and moving play about loss, the power of suggestion, and the magic of the mind. A parent loses a child, a stage hypnotist loses his mojo, nothing is what it is. It’s like they’re in a play – but they don’t know the words. KOA founder Kevin Keaveney is joined by a new actor each night, who walks on stage having neither seen nor read a word of the play they’re in… until they’re in it. A breathtaking performance exploring a unique relationship – between a hypnotist and his subject, between one actor and another, and between an audience and the play itself.
Directed by Miles Phillips and starring Brooke Channon and Brandon Karrer
A Devastating Global Virus — Racial Inequality — Gender Inequality — LGBT Rights — Religion — New Age Spirituality — Climate Change — Police Brutality — School Shootings — Polarizing Politics — Reality TV — Social Anxiety
Master playwright Christopher Durang's provocative, inventive, and very funny study of the perils of modern life in 1980s New York proves not only timeless but practically prophetic in director Miles Phillips' hilarious new production. Brooke Channon and Brandon Karrer play two people navigating their fears, frustrations, phobias, and (oh yes) a pandemic, in their search for connection in a disconnected world.
Running time is roughly 90 mins.
Parking lot opens at 5pm, show starts at 6pm
This play is presented as drive-in theater so why not treat yourself to dinner and a show in the comfort of your car! Assagio's is right next door, Baci Bistro and Uahi Grill are across the street, plus there's sushi, Thai, burritos and more within just a few blocks!
Let's keep everyone safe so we can continue to present drive-in theater throughout the pandemic!