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‘Plantation Plays’ by The Leeward Theatre

‘Plantation Plays’ by The Leeward Theatre

Plantation Plays

Hawai‘i's Plantation Village

February 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2017

10am and 2pm each day

Plantation Plays Performance Marks an Exciting Partnership Between the Leeward Theatre and Hawaii’s Plantation Village!

The Leeward Theatre is proud to announce the children’s theatre production for our 42nd Season. Plantation Plays is a series of three short works by local playwrights Kiki, Courtney Takabayashi, and Kirstyn Trombetta. The plays are site specific for weekend productions at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. The actors will also be touring during the week to area elementary schools to present the plays there. Leeward faculty member and award winning local director Ashley DeMoville will be directing the production.

About the Three Newly Commissioned Plays:

All three of these plays have been commissioned by the Leeward Theatre to premiere at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Each play is site specific – meaning that the playwright wrote the play to be performed at a particular area or space at Hawaii’s Plantation Village.

Lost Boy by Kiki. When Boy wanders off alone while playing the newest mobile game called Flora & Flumes, he finds himself transported to a different world- an early 1900's Hawaii Plantation.  Boy ends up on a wild adventure with 8 year old Ito, who teaches Boy that the best games are played with real friends.

Jan Shoda and the Case of the Missing Chicken by Courtney Takabayashi. Jan Shoda is a precocious 10-year old Japanese girl living on the plantation with her family. One day, her beloved pet chicken, Koke-san goes missing. Jan spends the day looking for clues, interrogating her neighbors, and learning about different cultures in order to solve the Case of the Missing Chicken.

Saudade by Kirstyn Trombetta. In the Portuguese camp, Lizzie and her little brother Reese find a seemingly worthless, dusty old box. News of the discovery travels throughout the camp, leading people to believe it contains some extra fortune and they become very interested in the object. The siblings realize they have a responsibility to return the box to its rightful owner and learn that some things are irreplaceable.

What: The Leeward Theatre Production of Plantation Plays to Premier at Hawaii’s Plantation Village

Where: Hawaii’s Plantation Village (http://www.hawaiiplantationvillage.org/).

94-695 Waipahu Street; Waipahu, HI  96797

When: February  11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2017 – with performance happening at 10am and at 2pm each day.

Tickets: $5 general admission. No discounts offered. Tickets are available from Hawaii’s Plantation Village at: (808) 677-0110 or email hpv.waipahu@hawaiiantel.net

Admission price does not include the Hawaii’s Plantation Village guided tour. Tours must be booked separately. Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds after the production on their own.

The Leeward Theatre is not handling ticket sales for this production. All ticket sales are being handled by Hawaii’s Plantation Village.

General Contact: For information regarding tickets please contact Hawaii’s Plantation Village at (808) 677-0110, or email hpv.waipahu@hawaiiantel.net

If you have a general question for the theatre please contact The Leeward Theatre, (808) 455-0380, or email LTheatre@hawaii.edu

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Coming Soon to Hawai'i's Plantation Village in Waipahu: ‘Plantation Plays’!

Coming Soon to Hawai'i's Plantation Village in Waipahu: ‘Plantation Plays’!