‘iHula’ at Kumu Kahua Theatre
Kumu Kahua Theatre
November 3 - December 4, 2016
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm
Kumu Kahua Theatre continues their 46th season with a warm story of a hālau navigating through generational changes to keep traditions alive in the electronic age.
The art of hula is interwoven into this story about four very different young women. Kumu `Iwalani is trying her hardest to pass on her love for hula and the knowledge she has learned from her Kūpuna to her students, a task that gets harder to do to with each passing generation. Pono, Kumus rebellious granddaughter, has better things to do then give up her nights teaching the keiki class. Jen, the only white girl in the hālau, has Miss Aloha Hula dreams. Kanani, the youngest of the group is sick of being called a baby. And finally Pumehana is a passionate dancer who seems content with being the big girl in the back line. Can these hula sisters overcome their fears, pride and insecurities in order to discover the true meaning of hula? Or, will this art form be #forgotten to a generation of tweets and selfies?
The show features known Kumu Kahua Theatre actors Anette Aga of My Boy He Play Ball, Geph Albo Jr. of Not One Batu, Jaime Bradner of Kāmau Ae and Flowers of Hawaii, Kahana Ho of Kāmau Ae, One Comedy of Erras and Cockadoodledoo, and Leleae Kahalepuna Wong, who won Pookela recognition for her performances last season in Not One Batu and Lysistrate Jones (at Mānoa Valley Theatre).
Performance dates and times:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26; December 1, 2, 3, 2016
Sundays 2pm: November 6, 13, 20, 27; December *4, 2016
*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request
(No show Thursday, November 24 - Thanksgiving)
Tickets for performances can be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, or by visiting the box office at 46 Merchant Street (corner of Bethel and Merchant Streets, downtown) between 11am and 3pm Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at KumuKahua.org.
Ticket prices are $5-$25.