Seniors (62 & over) $25
Students & Military $20
Group Rates are back by popular demand!
10 or more - $20 each
Payment muct be made in advance
Thu - Sat 7:30pm
by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Tarell Alvin McCraney was one of the executive producers of Moonlight, the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Picture, which was adapted from his play
In the Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.
directed by Swaine Kaui
Auditions July 8th at 1pm & July 9th at 10am
August 18, 2017 - September 3, 2017
The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school's legendary gospel choir. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?
"The sweet harmonies of classic spirituals unite the sometimes-fractious voices of the young men in CHOIR BOY...but when they raise their voices in unison, they offer a glimpse of a world in which the cruelty that can divide and destroy is dissolved in a graceful, embracing order. [An] affecting and honest portrait...of a gay youth tentatively beginning to find the courage to let the truth about himself become known." -The New York Times. "Believe the buzz. CHOIR BOY, the small but mighty coming-of-age play by Tarell Alvin McCraney deserves its kudos. [The play] captures the bristling tensions at a prestigious prep school for African American boys when a flamboyantly gay youth is named leader of their celebrated gospel choir." -Variety. "In his stirring and stylishly told drama, Tarell Alvin McCraney cannily explores race and sexuality and the graces and gravity of history." -NY Daily News.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin
directed by Alan Shepard
November 24, 2017 - December 10, 2017
This long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century's achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Bystanders, including Picasso' agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso's date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendimen and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic dark haired singer time warped in from a later era.
Inspired by a true story, Anna Ziegler's BOY explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold.
"Ziegler...takes a delicate, restrained approach to her provocative subject matter...When, at the end, the character achieves a modicum of peace and a chance for happiness, you won't be thinking about gender. You'll be thinking about humanity." -Hollywood Reporter. "With uncommon empathy and startling insight, BOY gets to the heart of the conflict between medicine and science..." -TheatreMania.com. "Captivating...insightful, gut-wrenching, and beautiful...dazzlingly, deliciously alive from start to finish...expect it to be a long while before there's another play more rewarding, more moving, and more magical than Boy." -TalkinBroadway.com.
by Anna Ziegler
directed by Jim Aina
Auditions July 29th at 1pm & 30th at 5pm
Oct. 6 - 22, 2017
The Road to Mecca
by Athol Fugard
directed by Joyce Maltby
PLEASE NOTE AUDITION DATE & TIME CHANGE!
Auditions January 27th at 1:00 Pm & 28th at 1:00 pm, 2018
April 13 - 29, 2018
1988 Winner! The New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play
This unusual drama by a premiere contemporary dramatist focuses on Miss Helen, an old Boer woman who lives alone in the South African boondocks where she creates odd concrete sculptures which she calls her Mecca. A young woman who was once helped by Miss Helen has traveled hundreds of miles to help her in a time of crisis Miss Helen is in danger of being sent to an old folks' home by a narrow minded minister who considers her sculptures a public nuisance. A penetrating study of the role of the artist in any society, this important play was produced in London and New York to great critical acclaim.
"The author's most personal play to date, an essential rosetta stone for the entire canon." - The New York Times
"Glows with a rare luminosity and intensity. Athol Fugard's latest play...is also his most eloquent and transforming." - The Christian Science Monitor
"One of Fugard's simplest, most beautiful plays." - The New York Daily News
by John Patrick Shanley
directed by Hannah Schauer Galli
Auditions April 21 & 22,
10am to 1pm
June 1 - 17, 2018
A 17-year-old boy from the Bronx suddenly finds himself in a private school in New Hampshire. He's violent, gifted, alienated, and on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster? A passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction.
"...savvy and often moving...a return to form for John Patrick Shanley...In monologue and dialogue, Shanley communicates Jim's vast confidence and vaster insecurity, the workings of his creative mind and the fumblings of his wounded heart." -The Guardian (US). "...a keen, passionate portrait of the author as a poetry-spouting romantic punk torn between literary dreams and his roots in the Bronx...PRODIGAL SON is pure, splendid Shanley: shaggily idealistic and always scratching a philosophical itch underneath jokes and banter." -Time Out NY. "PRODIGAL SON is a heart-sore portrait of adolescent turmoil that bears the stamp of hard-earned truth on every scene...[it's] the best thing that Mr. Shanley has given us since Doubt. You can't get much better than that." -The Wall Street Journal.
A Hawaii Premiere
The Happiest Song Plays Last
by Quiara Alegria Hudes
directed by Peggy Anne Siegmund
PLEASE NOTE AUDITION TIME CHANGE!
Auditions Saturday, January 6th at 10am & Sunday, January 7th at 6pm, 2018
February 23, 2018 - March 11, 2018
At the dawn of the Arab Spring in an ancient Jordanian town, an Iraq War veteran struggles to overcome the traumas of combat by taking on an entirely new and unexpected career: an action film hero.
At the same time, halfway around the world in a cozy North Philadelphia kitchen, his cousin takes on a heroic new role of her own: as the heart and soul of her crumbling community, providing hot meals and a place to sleep for the needy. Set to the joyful sounds of traditional Puerto Rican folk music, this poignant new play from 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner (Water by the Spoonful) and Tony Award nominee (In the Heights) Quiara Alegría Hudes chronicles a year in the life of these two kindred souls as they search for love, meaning and a sense of hope in a quickly changing world.
Two Season Ticket Choices this year!
Seven (7) Great Shows at One Great Price! $140
Flex Five (5) Pass $100
Five Great Shows at One Great Price!
Both tickets are Flexible. You will receive a ticket with either 5 or 7 punches. You may use your punches any way you like.
To accommodate our hearing impaired patrons, TAG will schedule one ASL interpreted performance for each play if said patron(s) provide a written request
(email firstname.lastname@example.org) for a signed performance at least 14 days prior to opening night (lead time necessary for ASL persons to prepare). This scheduled performance will subsequently be announced through our website and via our email list to alert any other possible hearing impaired patrons who may be interested in attending.
THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN SHINE AN EMPOWERING LIGHT
ON A SHADOWY SUBJECT: MONEY
When 80-year-old Joyce Maltby, founder of HPU's theatre program, saw the award-winning 2-woman musical, MONEY TALKS: But What the Hell is it Saying, she was deeply affected. "Everyone needs to see this show," she declared, and soon jumped onboard as director.
MONEY TALKS merges the inspirational aspects of a TED Talk with the glitter and excitement of a Broadway musical. It's the true story of 40-year-old international singer/songwriter Lucie Lynch and 63-year-old international best-selling author Marcia Zina Mager. Both artists were grappling with Hawaii's high cost of living and decided to channel their financial woes by writing a Broadway musical about money.
Like the Vagina Monologues which brought global issues of women's sexuality out of the shadows, MONEY TALKS offers a radical perspective on a murky subject almost everyone struggles with: Money & self-worth.
MONEY TALKS won the Maui Fringe Festival Audience Choice award;
broke box office records at the Oahu Fringe Festival; performed for the entire Oahu women's prison; received standing ovations from recovering drug addicts at Habilitat; played at Turtle Bay Hilton for an international software corporation; and continues to wow theatre, church, synagogue, and corporate audiences all over Hawaii.
Alan Okuye, musical director, is a former Atlantic Records recording artist who has toured with such iconic singer/songwriters as Rickie Lee Jones, Bobby Womack, and Kiefer Sutherland.