Kumu Kahua Theatre has announced that, because the final three weekends of performances are completely sold out, they will be extending the show, A Cage of Fireflies for one more weekend: Feb 28 ? Mar 3, 2013.
Showtimes for extended dates are as follows: Thursday, Feb 28, 8:00 PM; Friday, Mar 1, 8:00 PM; Saturday, Mar 2, 8:00 PM; Sunday, Mar 3, 2:00 PM.
Tickets for this extension will go on sale Thursday, Feb 7. Because of the expected volume of calls, online ticket purchases are strongly recommended. Purchase online at www.kumukahua.com.
There will be a special event on Friday, Mar 1. All proceeds from sales for that date and any donations made that night will be given to Kumu Kahua Theatre Board Member, Talent Agent, Anna Fishburn. Anna is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for vocal chord cancer. Because she cannot speak, she is unable to work; proceeds from this event will be given to Anna to help with her living and out-of-pocket medical expenses.
More about the show:
Kumu Kahua Theatre presents a new drama that has been workshopped at Sundance Festival and recognized as a Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference finalist.
Three elderly sisters of the kibei generation ? sent as children to be raised in Okinawa, then returned to live and work in Hawai'i ? are at the heart of Daniel Akiyama's new play.
Two of the sisters confine themselves to their small Honolulu apartment, enacting the rituals of daily life as they cling to a dream of returning to Okinawa. The third, charged with running the family's orchid nursery, has inherited a title that is not hers. As long-hidden hopes and regrets surface, the sisters discover what is both selfish and selfless in their love for each other.
An earlier version of this script was developed and presented and as a staged reading at Kumu Kahua Theatre where Daniel Akiyama is a volunteer and past student and Board Member.
DANIEL AKIYAMA was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i and graduated from the University of Hawai'i at M?noa. Daniel studied playwriting with Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, Y York, Dennis Carroll and Daniel A. Kelin II. A Cage of Fireflies, Daniel's first full-length play, was a finalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference and was further developed at the 2012 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab.
Ticket prices range from $5 to $20. Beginning Thursday, Feb 7, tickets may be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, or by visiting the Kumu Kahua Box Office at 46 Merchant Street from 11am to 3pm Monday through Friday. For more information about this and other productions, or to purchase tickets online, visit www.KumuKahua.org.
Kumu Kahua Theatre is an intimate, air-conditioned 100-seat performance space. Sweaters or light jackets are recommended, as the theatre can be a bit chilly. All previous performances of this production have sold out - patrons are strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance.
Kumu Kahua productions are made possible with support from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, celebrating more than thirty years of culture and the arts in Hawai'i (with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts); paid for in part by the taxpayers of the City & County of Honolulu; the Hawai'i State Legislature; the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts; The Annenberg Foundation, McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee); HEI Charitable Foundation; and other Foundations, Businesses and Patrons.