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Local Plays

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Aloha Las Vegas
Aloha Las Vegas

A Pidgin comedy by Edward Sakamoto. Produced at UH Hilo 2018.

The Trial of Lili'uokalani
The Trial of Lili'uokalani

Hilo Community Players at the East Hawai'i Cultural Center, 2013 Playwright: Maurice Zimring (Jenny comforts Lili'uokalani as Paki surreptitiously examines potentially important papers.)

Once Upon One Noddah Time
Once Upon One Noddah Time

Downtown Hilo's Historic Palace Theater, 2008 playwright: Lisa Matsumoto (Da Wicked Queen consults with her magic 'Ukulele.)

Aloha Friday
Aloha Friday

University of Hawai'i at Hilo Performing Arts Center, 2004. Playwright: Lee Cataluna (The employees of the local cable TV station assemble to discuss the attempted take-over of their office.)

Another Heaven
Another Heaven

University of Hawai'i at Hilo Performing Arts Center, 2005. Playwright: Eric Anderson (A historic dramatization of the events leading up to and including the lynching of sugar plantation worker's rights advocate Katsu Goto in Honoka'a.)

Once Upon One Time
Once Upon One Time

Volcano Art Center at Kilauea Military Camp, 2007 Playwright: Lisa Matsumoto (The full cast assembles for their final curtain call.)

You Somebody
You Somebody

Volcano Art Center at Kilauea Military Camp, 2004 Playwright: Lee Cataluna (The Lusa family reluctantly participates in yet another small-time talent show in Pua Lusa's tireless quest for fame. )

Stew Rice
Stew Rice

University of Hawai'i at Hilo Performing Arts Center, 2002 playwright: Edward Sakamoto (Three high school buddies, Ben, Zippy and Russell go crabbing in 1958.)

Hilo Rains
Hilo Rains

Mahina Productions Mystery Theatre Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Hilo, 2001. In this interactive theatre experience, audience members took a walking tour of historic spots in downtown Hilo. Along the way they met and interviewed a variety of characters in their quest to piece together the clues to help Detective Manno solve the mystery of "Who killed Cane?" (Helen adds sugar - and maybe a little something extra - to Cane's drink as Detective Manno looks on.)