Shipwreck’d on the Body Beautiful, or the Tats Dancing Man by Daniel A. Kelin, II

Kumu Kahua Theatre

46 Merchant Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

James F. O’Connell, America’s first Tattooed Man, headlined P. T. Barnum’s freak show, proudly displaying his head-to-foot tattoos. Shipwrecked on the Caroline Islands in the first half of the 19th century, O’Connell saved himself from death by performing Irish jigs�"and so began the slow process of his assimilation into Ponapean culture. Based on a true story, this poetic one-man show recounts a compelling narrative of physical appropriation.


Showtimes: January 17 �" February 17, 2019

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: January 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31; February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2019 (No show Sunday, February 3 �" Super Bowl)

Sundays 2pm: January 20, 27; February 10, *17, 2019

*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request

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Saturday, 26 January, 2019

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