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Life is Made of Laughing and Hurting

Life is Made of Laughing and Hurting

(l-r) Michelle Umipeg, Kalia Ongolea, Kristen Labiano, Kelli Pagan, and Leleaʻe Kahalepuna-Wong in Kumu Kahua Theatre's ‘Puzzy’.

(l-r) Michelle Umipeg, Kalia Ongolea, Kristen Labiano, Kelli Pagan, and Leleaʻe Kahalepuna-Wong in Kumu Kahua Theatre's ‘Puzzy’.

By Community Reviewer Allan Okubo

We’ve had total discrimination!  We’ve had reluctant acknowledgment!  We’ve had the closet door peak open!  And now, we have a hidden subject being thrust into the forefront!  A “taboo” being exposed for all to see!  But instead of cringing we are welcomed to an extremely thought provoking comedy… Black Faggot and Puzzy now playing at Kumu Kahua Theatre!

Two one act plays from the prospective of both genders leads us through the pain and humor that exist within the LBGT community without preaching or whining!  We are led to their stories through excellent writing, directing and, especially, acting!

Black Faggot, written by Victor Rodger, is directed by Taurie Kinoshita, and acted by Bailey Campbell, Eric Jabari Combs, Jason Kanda and Ryan “Oki” OkinakaPuzzy, written by Kiki (Kiana Rivera), is directed by Donna Blanchard, and acted by Kristen Labiano, Kalia Ongolea, Kelli Pagan, Michelle Umipeg and Lelea’e “Buffy” Kahalepuna Wong.

Both plays will entertain, educate, and make you laugh a good laugh.  It is not for minors, those without an open mind, or those that have had their funny bone removed.  So if you feel like laughing a good laugh call Kumu Kahua Theatre at 536-4441 or go online at: kumukahua.org.

Your Alt-Right Auntie/Uncle Needs ‘Black Faggot and Puzzy’

Your Alt-Right Auntie/Uncle Needs ‘Black Faggot and Puzzy’

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