by Flavia Brakling, staff writer
|Aloha Rosie’s is a musical by Norm Boroughs
and Joyce Maltby— who is also the production and theater
director. The play will feature T.V. and film star Shari Lynn
as Rosie and local attorney Jim Tharp as Johnny. The play opens
Nov. 4 and performances continue to Dec. 4.
In the spring, under the direction of Mitch Milan, Maltby will
take the stage, co-staring with Don Pomes in The Gin Game by
New theater Manager Karen Archibald joins the HPU program after
extensive experience creating sets for such HPU productions as
Morning at Seven, Jacques Brel, and The Miser. Archibald is originally
from Chicago and earned her Bachelor of Music in Performance
at the University of Hawai‘i-Manoa. She has worked with
local TV, film, and concert productions, such as the Snoop Dog’s
most recent O‘ahu performance.
Every show has something new,” Archibald said, “and
I keep learning everyday. Even if I had to create a set for the
same play twice, something new would come out.”
She added that the main difference between creating a set for
a big theater as opposed to a small one is that on the small
set she is allowed to use more details that would not be necessary
for a larger theater because they would not be noticeable.
HPU’s new theater Professor Larry Bialock, from Seattle,
Wash., graduated with a degree in Theater from the University
of Washington. He came to Hawai‘i eight years ago and has
been involved with local theater since. He met Maltby when he
auditioned to the HPU play You Can’t Take It with Uou. “Since
then,” Bialock said, “I have respected her as a professional
and a human being. Her positive attitude makes working with her
This fall, Bialock teaches Acting I and co-teaches a Theater
Practicum class with Maltby. “In Acting I, students will
do a lot of improvisation exercises and will get in touch with
who they are, with their senses. No experience is required, and
all students are allowed to take it,” he explained.
In Theater Practicum, students get involved with play production
and acting. The course may be taken more than once, and students
have the opportunity to act in plays directed by HPU students
enrolled in the directing courses.
HPU currently offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and
also a Theater minor. All courses are taught by theater professionals,
and the small classes make it possible for students get a great
By taking Theater Lab, THEA 2000, and by participating in one
or more aspects of the current stage production, students may
earn one credit for a minimum of 15 hours or two credits for
a minimum of 30 hours.
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