As a not-for-profit
community theater, the productions are supported by the State
Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Hawaii Community Foundation,
the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, and the Hawaii
Council of the Humanities, together with local business and
For tickets or more information: Call the box office at 808-536-4441,
visit the Web site at kumukahua.org, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall production: WHO THE FIL-AM I?
In this original drama written and directed by Troy Apostol,
three Filipino-Hawaiians in their mid-20s, journey to the Philippines.
Malcom has been there before, as an Ivy League college student
teaching English to high school students, and he speaks Tagalog.
Ronald, his cousin, is a surfer without much desire to experience
the world outside of Hawai‘i–until this trip. Tomas,
Ronald’s best friend, appears at first to be little more
than a jive-talking, beer-guzzling party animal.
Personalities clash and tempers flare as the priorities of the
trip are heatedly debated and all three struggle to come to grips
with their ancestry and their multi-ethnic, multi-cultural identities.
Their odyssey gives theatergoers a taste of life in the Philippines
as the trio travels from Manila to Baguio and the sacred caves
of Sagada, and from a descent into the underworld to a new level
of enlightenment and understanding of themselves and one another.
The production opens Nov. 9 and plays Thursday, Friday and Saturday
at 8 p.m. and sundays at 2 p.m., through Dec. 10. Tickets go
on sale Oct. 23.