James Grant Benton’s

Twelf Nite O Wateva!

Friday and Saturday, August 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26

James Grant Benton’s  Twelf Nite O Wateva! has been an enduring community favorite. Benton wrote the play to make Shakespeare's more appealing and approachable for the local community—and just to be funny. It was first produced by Kumu Kahua in 1974. The play retains Shakespeare’s trademarks of mistaken identities and shenanigans but uses pidgin for local Hawai‘i audiences.

Picnic on the grounds 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Performance at 7 p.m.

$25/person. $20/students and seniors 65+.

Renvisioned for 2017, the play is directed by William Ha‘o who directed last summer’s Two Gentlemen of Verona. Will Ha‘o has an extensive resume in theatre and performance. Costumes are designed and constructed by Rose Wolfe, and Henry “Bulldog” Cardenas will do the sound. The casting announcement called for fluency in pidgin, resulting in the following cast:

Prince Amalu: Apuauro Turano

Attendant, Understudy: Liza Corotan     

Lahela: Anette Aga

Fisherman, 1st Officer: Allan Okubo

Kukana: Kahana Ho

Count Opu-Nui: John M. Cummings

Sir Andrew Waha: Justin Chun

Lope: Kenny Kusaka     

Princess Mahealani: Vivian Maile Kapuaala

Malolio: Brandon Caban

Koa: Steve Royal

Loka: Randall Galius

Kohala: Reb Beau Allen

Kawika/Priest: Luke Kenton

You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy on our site before the performance.
We ask that you kindly stow your coolers before the performance—
they are not allowed in the seating area for everyone’s safety and comfort.

There will be parking available at Kawaiaha'o Plaza located on Kawaiaha'o Street  between Mission Lane and South Street from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Seating for the performance is provided.

To purchase tickets for Friday, August 18, please click here.
To purchase tickets for Saturday, August 19, please click here.
To purchase tickets for Friday, August 25, please click here.
To purchase tickets for Saturday, August 26, please click here.

*If you purchase tickets on the day of the performance after 3:00 p.m., please bring a print out of your receipt. Thank you!

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