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Kumu Kahua Theatre announces Auditions for "Pakalolo Sweet"

Kumu Kahua Theatre announces Auditions for "Pakalolo Sweet"

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WHAT:  Auditions for Pakalolo Sweet by Hannah Ii-Epstein

WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street

WHEN  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday July 7, 2018; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sunday July 8, 2018

INFO: 808-536-4222, kumukahua.org and kumukahuatheatreom@gmail.com

Open auditions will be held for the world premiere of Hannah Ii-Epstein’s drama, Pakalolo Sweet, on Saturday, July 7, 2018;  from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and on Sunday, July 8, 2018; from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The auditions will take place at Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant St. The play will be directed by Wil Kahele and produced by Kumu Kahua Theatre. It will run from August 23, 2018 through September 23, 2018 and include 8:00 pm performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights; with a 2:00 pm Sunday matinee. Rehearsals will formally start on July 23, 2018.

Director Kahele is looking for 5 actors to play the listed roles. Auditions are open to actors of all ethnicities, but you may be asked to sing and/or play the ukulele.


JUNIOR BOY - Hawaiian boy. Papa’s grandson. Doesn’t matter if he can sing well. Male, late 20s to early 30s.

NANI - Hapa local girl. Junior’s pregnant girlfriend. Sings well. Female, late 20s to early 30s.

CHELLY - Local girl, mixed race. Junior Boy’s BFF. Doesn’t matter if she can sing well. Female, late 20s, early 30s.

PAPA -  (aka Uncle Makana) - Elderly Hawaiian man. Patriarch of the family. Can play ukulele and sing well. 

POP -  (aka Son, aka Uncle) - Papa’s son, Junior Boy’s father. Does not sing. Male, mid to late 40s.


Meet Junior Boy, a pakalolo grower set to take over his family business in the North Shore of O’ahu.  At home, one evening, he talks story about his job and marijuana legalization with his pregnant girlfriend, best friend, and grandfather. As the night progresses, Junior Boy’s father arrives with terrible news about their grow operation and questions if Junior Boy is at fault. What follows is unexpected and heartbreaking as we witness Junior Boy’s struggle to do what he believes is best for his ‘ohana.

Pakalolo Sweet is the second one-act in Ii-Epstein’s trilogy of drug exploration plays set on the North Shore of O’ahu. Opening and threaded through with lanai karaoke, this play explores Uncle Makana’s 'ohana.
Addition Information:

Printed scripts are available for loan with a $10 cash deposit at the Kumu Kahua Theatre office weekdays between 11am and 3pm. Please call 808-536-4222 before coming to the theatre.  Scripts can also be downloaded here
Scripts for all 48th Season Kumu Kahua productions can be found here.

For further information, call the Kumu Kahua Theatre office at 536-4222, or emailkumukahuatheatreom@gmail.com.

Kumu Kahua productions are supported in part by The Hawai'i Tourism Authority, the Hawai'i Community Foundation, The Kosasa Foundation, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); Hawaiian Electric Company; Hawai'i Public Radio, The Star Advertiser and other Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.

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