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The Leeward Theatre Presents: ‘Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat’

The Leeward Theatre Presents: ‘Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat’

Photo Credit: Christopher Manahan

Photo Credit: Christopher Manahan

What: The Leeward Theatre Presents: Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat

Where: The Leeward Theatre Alternate Space at Leeward Community College (room AM-101).  A map to the “Alternate Space” can be found in the online press materials.

When: May 4, 5, 6, 7, 11 & 13  at 8pm.

Tickets: $15 General Admission; $10 Current Leeward Students. There are no other discounts offered. Tickets are on sale now. Please be advised that our new space only has 50 seats so shows sell out fast. Get your tickets online by going to the Theatre’s website (http://LCCTheatre.hawaii.edu/) and clicking the “Buy Tickets” button. Get your tickets early before they are gone!

General Contact: If you have a general question for the theatre, please contact The Leeward Theatre, (808) 455-0380, or email LTheatre@hawaii.edu

Getting Here: Please be aware that, due to ongoing rail construction, traffic may be heavier than normal. Please plan accordingly. The Theatre, and Leeward Community College campus, are still open for business as usual.

Photo Credit: Christopher Manahan

Photo Credit: Christopher Manahan

Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat closes the 42nd Season here at The Leeward Theatre!

Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat is an epic cycle of 17 short plays examining the personal and political effect of war on modern life. The plays offer a biting critique of the way civilians in Western society display intense empathy to the plight of war victims around the world while simultaneously sacrificing others’ well-being in the name of maintaining their own lifestyles. Ravenhill stages the intensity of individual pain against a vast narrative of conflict as a child talks to a headless man, a couple talk about their garden bench, and a soldier demands love from a woman whose country he has liberated. Each new play is a fragment of suffering, and a fierce, sardonic attack on the war on terror. The scenes are lightly connected, but can be performed in any combination or order. Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat was first produced as Ravenhill for Breakfast in 2007 at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

About the Playwright:

Mark Ravenhill is one of the most distinctive contemporary UK playwrights. He burst on to the theatre scene in 1996 with the huge hit Shopping and Fucking. He has continued to garner critical acclaim for plays that include Some Explicit Polaroids, Mother Clap's Molly House, and more recently Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat (National Theatre, Royal Court, Paines Plough, The Gate Theatre, April 2008).

About the Directors:

Ashley DeMoville (Supervising Director)

Ashley DeMoville is a teacher, director, and actor specializing in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Ashley holds a Master of Theatre Arts in Directing from Victoria University of Wellington and currently teaches theatre courses at Leeward Community College. She has worked as an actor and director in Hawaiʻi, California, and New Zealand and has directed award-winning pieces in both theatre and film. She is directing three of the short plays being presented and is mentoring the student directors. Ashley just accepted the role of Director of the Drama Program at Spokane Falls Community College, so this will be her final production at Leeward Community College.

Christopher Manahan (Director)

A US Air Force veteran, Chris Manahan began studying theatre at Leeward Community College in 2015 after completing his military service. Chris became a part of the Leeward Theatre when he took on the role of King Edward in Shakespeare’s Richard III, directed by Ashley DeMoville. He also appeared as Valere in Tartuffe, directed by Betty Burdick, and in The Plantation Plays, directed by Ashley DeMoville. As much as he loves live performance, Chris chose to direct his section of Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat as a film. He is currently finishing his degree in Television Production and hopes to make a career of directing and acting.

Nikki Nansen (Director)

Originally from Western Samoa, Nikki Nansen made her acting debut in Leeward Community College's 2015 production of A Dark and Stormy Knight. Since then, she has portrayed Bernnadette in Merry Men on the mainstage, and most recently Queen Anne in Richard III in the Lab Theatre. Her first love is music, and she currently has an album in progress. Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat is her directorial debut.

Kirk A Lapilio Jr (Director)

A graduate of Leeward Community College, Kirk Lapilio has performed in Leeward Theatre productions of Titus Andronicus, Clockwork, and Twelfth Night. He was a member of the 2014 Po’okela award winning cast of the Clockwork Cutie Revue. He previously directed the short play, The Ring, in the Leeward Drama program’s summer burlesque fundraiser, Scandollesque.

Juvy Lucina (Director)

Juvy Lucina is proud to be a part of Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat and she is excited to make her debut as a director at Leeward Community College. Juvy is a veteran of the Leeward Theatre, performing most recently as Dorine in Tartuffe. Other roles she’s performed include; Mrs. Rasher in A Dark and Stormy Night, Snow White in Clockwork, and Rowley in School for Scandal.  This past February, Juvy represented Leeward Community College in the KCACTF Region VIII Irene Ryan Scholarship Competition. Juvy is a full time student at Leeward Community College and plans to apply to nursing school this Fall. Juvy would like to extend a huge thank you to her actors and especially to her fellow directors. Your support and encouragement is invaluable. Thanks also to Mom, Dad, and Boomer.

Chelsea Campbell (Director)

Chelsea Campbell has been involved with theatre in Hawaii for ten years. Her experience in technical theatre at The Leeward Theatre includes such shows as; The Odyssey, Argonautika, Oedipus Rex, Alice in Wonderland, School for Scandal and most recently Richard III. She has directed and produced an annual burlesque fundraiser for the Leeward Theatre's fall productions including the 2014 Po’okela award winning show The Clockwork Cutie Revue. She even received a Po´okela award for her excellent service to the Leeward Theatre. She has also had the pleasure of working with several other dance and theatre companies on the island including: In Yo Face Improv, Monkey Waterfall, The Arts at Marks Garage, and Kumu Kahua Theatre. Inspired by her students, Chelsea recently began acting at the Leeward Theatre as well. She performed in the productions of A Dark and Stormy Knight, Merry Men, Richard III, and Tartuffe.

About The Leeward Theatre:

Our ultimate goal here at The Leeward Theatre is to build community through live performance. The more of our community that is allowed to access our events the more likely it is for young people and other individuals to take action to improve their community. Creativity is life affirming – no matter the quality or value of what was created. It is a step toward life; toward adding something to the world that did not exist before. The Leeward Theatre exists as a place where creativity is practiced on a daily basis – where students, community members, and trained artists can engage with and empower one another. This is not just a building on a college campus - it is a living breathing extension of the community. It is a place that has the power to inspire, the power to enlighten, and the power to educate.

The Leeward Theatre is about to undergo a major renovation thanks to the generous support of the Legislature, the Governor, and the University of Hawaii. Although we have a reduced season, we're not completely dark. Come check out the fantastic offerings we have for our 43rd Season!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

The Leeward Theatre
at Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala ‘Ike; Room TH-207
Pearl City, HI 96782
FAX: (808) 455-0384
PHONE: (808) 455-0380
Email: LTheatre@hawaii.edu
Web: http://LCCTheatre.hawaii.edu

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