MVT Announces Cast of "Shipment Day"
Playwright/director Lorenzo DeStefano is very pleased to announce the completion of casting for the world premiere production of "SHIPMENT DAY" during the 50th anniversary season at Honolulu's Manoa Valley Theatre. These eight talented actors will bring multiple characters to life over the next 7 weeks of rehearsals, prior to opening night on Nov. 8. They are:
Kuulei Shafee as Olivia Robello
William Ha’o as Manuel Robello, Olivia's father, & multiple characters
Karen Loebl Kaulana as Mary Fernandez Robello, Olivia's mother, & multiple characters
Maleko McDonnell as Les Texeira, Olivia's fiance, & Joe, a sailor on leave
Lauren Murata as Linda, Olivia's fellow patient at Kalihi Hospital, & multiple characters
Aiko Chinen as Betty, Olivia's fellow patient at Kalihi Hospital, & multiple characters
David Heulitt as Hank, a sailor on leave, & multiple characters
Eddie Vancil as Carl, a sailor on leave, & multiple characters
Thanks also to MVT Producing Director Dwight Martin, Development Director Mangmang Qiu, Artistic Associate Bree Peters, Production Manager Braddoc DeCaires, and the entire crew and staff of Manoa Valley Theatre/Hawaii Performing Arts Company for their encouragement and support.