‘The Virtue in Propaganda’ at the Chaminade University Collegiate Theatre Festival
The Virtue in Propaganda
August 11 & 12, 2017
Both shows at 7:30pm
The Performing Arts Department of Chaminade University will present the Chaminade University Collegiate Theatre Festival July 21 through August 20, 2017 at the Richard T Mamiya Theatre and Loo Theatre, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. The festival is a summer theatre program featuring student producers, directors, actors, designers and technicians. This year’s theme is Women in Theatre featuring three plays: Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, The Virture In Propaganda and Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka. All three plays were written by women exploring culturally diverse historical events from a female prospective. Chaminade is also featuring female students in every level of the production team.
Next up in the festival is The Virtue in Propaganda, an original work by UHM graduate Michelle Huynh. Director and Chaminade faculty member, Chris Patrinos will be presenting this new work as a staged reading in a radio show style. A woman living in the countryside of Saigon adopts a young “lai” girl. Living in war-stricken Vietnam during 1974, the girl must learn to adapt to her surroundings especially when she is seen as the outcast of the village. The story follows her as she tries to overcome her battles with society, culture and family ties while trying to survive the war and political conflict consuming her village. The Virtue in Propaganda will “air” August 11th & 12th at 7:30pm at the Loo Theatre.
Tickets are available at a cost of $10 to $20. Advanced tickets using a credit card may be done through www.showtix4u.com (keyword Chaminade or Honolulu) or by calling 1-866-967-8167. For more information call 808-202-6360.