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New Play Festival: New Ways to Play

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Jonathan Sypert in Tumblin Down, one of the nine plays to be staged at the 2015 New Play Festival.


   In early April, three pirates hatched a plan to get people out of their snuggly homes and into KumuKahuaTheatre.  HPR’sNoeTanigawa visited the theatre recently to find out why and how.

The New Play Festival runs Sunday through Tuesday, June 21st through 23rd at Kumu Kahua.  Eventbrite is handling advance tickets, or get tickets at Kumu one hour prior to performance.  

Connect with the New Play Festival on Facebook.

For more on the New Play Festival and ticketing, check Kumu Kahua’s site.

WHAT: New Play Festival

WHERE: Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street

WHEN: June 21 – 23, 2015

COST: $10.00

INFO: 536-4441, / 

Each ticket includes the opportunity to attend the festival several times. Producer, JasminHaugstuen Please explains:

“Each ticket is good for all three sections of plays, and patrons will receive one stamp for each section they see.  So, you can watch one whole evening of plays, or see one, go to dinner and return the next night/s to see the other two!”

All audience members must either print out their pre-purchased tickets from Eventbrite, or purchase tickets at Kumu Kahua, an hour before the performances start each day.

For more information on tickets and promotions, check the New Plays Facebook page.

Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture and ideas for Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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