Welcome to Kailua Onstage Arts

Welcome to Kailua Onstage Arts

Welcome to Kailua Onstage ArtsWelcome to Kailua Onstage ArtsWelcome to Kailua Onstage Arts

About Us

Kailua Onstage Arts: The Show Will Go On... for now

 We are taking the Coronavirus pandemic very seriously here at KOA, and after weighing many different factors have decided to stick with our regular opening weekend of Gruesome Playground Injuries. However, we realize this situation is fluid and we will be evaluating whether to remain open on a week-to-week basis. If you are sick, please stay at home and get well. For those who do come out to the show, we are taking every precaution to protect our patrons, cleaning oft-touched surfaces frequently and limiting person-to-person contact. We thank you for your patronage and wish you good health.


Next Up: Gruesome Playground Injuries

March 13 - 22


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! 

Gruesome Playground Injuries


Written by Rajiv Joseph, Directed by Kevin Keaveney

A Hawaii Premiere

The Cast

Doug: Berkley Spivey

Kayleen: Danielle Zalopany

About the Show

Not your typical love story: Doug and Kayleen meet at the nurse’s office in their elementary school; she’s got a painful stomach ache, and he’s all banged up from a running dive off the roof of the school. Over the next thirty years, these scar-crossed lovers meet again and again, brought together by injury, heartbreak, and their own self-destructive tendencies. With great compassion and humor, playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) crafts a compelling and unconventional love story about the intimacy between two people when they allow their defenses to drop and their wounds to show.


Performance schedule March 13-22, 2020.  Performances are Friday/Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 4:00 pm at Kailua Onstage Arts, 171 Hamakua Dr in Kailua

Reviews of Previous Productions of Gruesome Playground Injuries

"Irresistably odd and exciting" - NY Daily News

"Emotional heft and humor" - LA Times

"Wonderous strange" - Variety


Contact Us

Kailua Onstage Arts

171 Hamakua Drive, Kailua, Hawaii 96734, United States


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