‘A Plantation Celebration’ at Honolulu Theatre for Youth
A Plantation Celebration
November 25 - December 17, 2016
November 25 at 7pm, and November 26 and December 3, 10 and 17 at 4:30pm
This year during the holidays, Honolulu Theatre for Youth will mark the end of an era while toasting the traditions and connections that sprang from it with A Plantation Celebration, a collection of original scenes, stories and songs that look back on a major chapter in Hawaii’s history—one that has just now come to a close.
Some of Hawaii’s best contemporary writers have imagined the stories of our past in a production that continues HTY’s ongoing priority of creating intergenerational programming celebrating the unique history of Hawaii: A Plantation Celebration was created and directed by former HTY Artistic Director Mark Lutwak and showcases works by authors Lee Cataluna, Alvin Chan, Moses Goods, Juliet Kono, Gary Pak, Darrell Lum and Bryan Wake, interspersed with original songs by Lutwak and Chan.
The cast are Alvin Chan, Sean-Joseph Choo, Maile Holck, Junior Tesoro and Christina Uyeno. Set and props design is by Jennifer Eccles; lighting and projection design is by Chesley Cannon; costume designer is Iris Kim.
The play opens Friday, November 25 at 7 p.m., then performs Saturdays, November 26 and December 3, 10 and 17 at 4:30 p.m. Sensory-friendly/ASL-interpreted performance is Saturday December 17 at 11 a.m.
A Plantation Celebration will be performed at Tenney Theatre on the grounds of The Cathedral of St. Andrew. It is ideal for ages 5 and up. Single tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for youth (18 and under) and $15 for seniors (over 60).
A special “One of the Kids” promotional ticket package is available to encourage grandparents to bring their grandchildren to this multi-generational show: $30 for two youth and one senior (i.e., for every two youth tickets purchased, a senior ticket is available for the price of a youth ticket). For more information, to receive a season brochure, order tickets to a show or learn more about HTY's educational programming call 839-9885. Tickets may also be ordered online at www.htyweb.org.