“Even though the time period of the play
is 1949, the situations and the relationships are timeless,” said
actress Sharon Adair.
Neil Simon is wonderful at writing ‘slice of life’ situations,” said
The play is really about the American dream,” said first-time
HPU Theatre actor, Derrick Calibre. “These characters are
struggling with their dreams within the constructs of the social,
cultural, family paradigms that are expected of them. They’re
The stellar cast is comprised of HPU regulars: Jim Tharp
as Ben, the brother’s grandfather; Sharon Adair as Kate, their
mother and Ben’s daughter; John Hunt as Jack, their father;
and Virginia Jones as Blanche, Kate’s sister. New to the
HPU stage but regulars in community theater around town, are
Gene Defrancis as Eugene and Derrick Calibre as Stanley.
Broadway Bound plays Wednesdays through Sundays from Nov.
5 to Dec. 5.
The HPU Theatre is on the third floor of the Academic Center
on the windward Hawai‘i Loa campus. Show times are Wednesdays
and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.,
and Sundays at 4 p.m.
Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. To obtain
tickets and information, call the box office at 375-1282.
Student, military, and senior discounts are available.