Standing for "Rolling the R's!"
Politically incorrect! Racist! Homophobic! Childish! And, absolutely a wonderful, enjoyable, comedy-musical-satire about Filipino youth in Kalihi.
The play starts in a class room taught by Mrs. Takemoto (Lisa Ann Katagiri Bright) who stresses there will be no “rolling of the R’s” in her classroom. Despite her admonitions the “Pilipino auksent” comes out. The students discuss their school work, their hopes and fears, their prejudices, and mostly their love life, real or imaginative.
The ebb and flow of the cast brought laughter and tears, and a well deserved standing ovation.
The cast of nine consist of the aforementioned Ms. Bright ,Malia Rondero Kaneaiakala, Kamalani Gapol, Max Kekai’oli Malmud, Stu Hirayama, Malia Lagaso, and featuring Maile Kapuaala, Sean-Joseph Choo and Jonathan Reyn.
Don’t hesitate, don’t procrastinate and don’t discriminate! Get your behind to The Arts at Marks Garage and see Rolling the R’s before they learn to speak English. It’s an experience not to be missed!
Written by Allan Okubo.