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Big Love: A Splashy Opening for Kennedy Theatre’s 50th Season

Chesley Cannon

Kennedy Theatre’s 50th anniversary season begins this year with the first stage production for the new assistant theatre professor at UH Manoa.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports Ian Belton chose a contemporary piece by American playwright Charles Mee, known for inviting experimentation with his work.  

“Big Love” continues at UH Manoa’s Kennedy Theatre through October 6th.   Check here for more information: 


Here's something Charles Mee had to say about the play, "Big Love", which is the last of a trilogy:

“The three plays come from my life with Laurie Williams,

who is an actress with whom I lived for the past five

years. So all these thoughts, relationships and strange and

beautiful and painful things are from the life we had

together. I think she was my first love in life, in spite of

my advanced age when I fell in love with her, which was

57. She was certainly my true love. It happened suddenly,

in a millisecond. And it ended just as suddenly about six

months ago. I think the plays have in them the reasons

we found each other and the reasons we broke apart.”

Chuck Mee

Noe Tanigawa covered art, culture and ideas for two decades at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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