The Performing Arts Department of Chaminade University presents the Chaminade University Collegiate Theatre Festival July 21 through August 20, 2017 at the Richard T Mamiya Theatre and Loo Theatre (3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816). The festival is a summer theatre program featuring student producers, directors, actors, designers and technicians. This year’s theme is “Women in Theatre” featuring three plays: Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, The Virtue in Propaganda, and Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka. All three plays were written by women exploring culturally diverse historical events from a female prospective. Chaminade is also featuring female students in every level of the production team.
The Tony Award nominated play, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 written by Anna Deavere Smith is a compilation of monologues created from over 300 interviews during the aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. It was originally performed by Anna Deavere Smith as a one-woman show. Chaminade’s production, directed by UHM graduate student, Anna Hamaguchi features seven actors portraying multiple characters. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the LA riots which were sparked by the brutal police beating of Rodney King and the subsequent acquittal of the police officers involved. This piece of verbatim theatre explores multiple perspectives on the continuously current theme of police brutality and racism. Reflecting on the LA riots 25 years ago, brings us to the present Black Lives Matter movement as a result of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner among others. Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 runs July 21, 22, 28, & 29 at 7:30pm; July 23 & 30 at 4pm at the Loo Theatre.
Tickets are on sale now, $10 to $25, at www.showtix4u.com (keyword Chaminade or Honolulu) or by calling 1-866-967-8167.
Sunday, 23 July, 2017
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