August 17, 2023 – September 17, 2023
Kumu Kahua Theatre launches its 53rd Season with Mendokusai by playwright Eric Stack, in a production sponsored in part by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority. The powerful contemporary drama will premiere at the historic downtown Honolulu theatre on Thursday, August 17, followed by five weeks of show dates running through Sunday, September 17, 2023. Bringing audiences into the story of Kūkunu, a man who has become disconnected from culture and community, Mendokusai will debut under the direction of Justina Mattos.
Script Synopsis: After losing his mother during the 2018 lava flow, Kūkunu has taken refuge in a new marriage. However, his daughter’s dangerous position at the forefront of the TMT controversy forces him to intervene, setting in motion a series of events which not all will survive. Through this crisis, we learn that someone who is “broken” may not be able to love in an ordinary way; but may instead love in a most extraordinary way.
Tickets are on sale now ($5-$25), with evening and matinee performances available. Reserve seats at www.kumukahua.org or by contacting the theatre box office at (808) 536-4441Buy Tickets