Ōōkala 100 at Palikū Theatre

An original play by Susan Stanton performed by WCC Theatre 260 students Oct. 23-30

Windward Community College
Contact:
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Mktg & Public Rel Dir, Chancellor's Office
Taurie Kinoshita, 779-3456
Drama Instructor, Humanities
Posted: Sep 29, 2015

WCC Theatre 260 students perform at Paliku Theatre
WCC Theatre 260 students perform at Paliku Theatre

One black night, near an old abandoned plantation town by the sea, two cousins lost in the darkness unknowingly cross a supernatural threshold. Directed by Taurie Kinoshita, ‘Ō‘ōkala 100, will come “alive” on the Palikū Theatre stage October 23 through October 30, just in time for the Halloween season.

Playwright Susan Stanton wrote this collection of eerie and haunting local ghost stories specifically to be performed by the Theatre 260 Dramatic Production students of Windward Community College.

‘Ō‘ōkala 100 directed by Taurie Kinoshita show dates:

October 23 & 24 (Fri. and Sat.), 8:00 p.m. (Post-show talk with cast on Sat., October 24) 

October 25 (Sun.), 4:00 p.m.

October 28 & 29 (Wed. and Thurs.), 4:30 p.m.

October 28 – 30 (Wed.– Fri.), 8:00 p.m.                                                                                          

Tickets: $5 WCC Students with valid ID; $10 Students/Senior/Military; $15 General  

To Purchase Tickets: eTicketHawaii.com or call 235-7310 to charge by phone.

Due to adult language, situations and themes, this play is recommended for ages 16 and older. Running time is one hour.

In Hawaiian mythology, leina (the ‘leaping place’) were believed to be portals to another world. After the cousins cross over a supernatural threshold, they encounter ghosts from different backgrounds and time periods over the past 100 years of Hawai‘i’s history gather nearby reliving moments of pain and joy in their life.

Playwright Susan Soon He Stanton is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter in New York. Her work has appeared at Clubbed Thumb, East West Players, Playwrights Horizons, Kennedy Center, The Flea, Southern Rep, Joe’s Pub, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, PerryMansfield among others. ‘Ō‘ōkala 100 is directed by award-winning, 25-years, more than 100-shows theatre veteran Taurie Kinoshita, who has also staged critically acclaimed work in London and NYC, and features WCC’s Theatre 260 students—many acting for the first time onstage. A post-show discussion will be held on Saturday, October 24.                         

For more information about ‘Ō‘ōkala 100, contact Director Taurie Kinoshita at 779-3456 or taurie@hawaii.edu.

To learn more about Theatre 260 and other theatre classes offered at Windward Community College, contact Instructor Nicolas Logue at 236-9138, logue@hawaii.edu or go online to windward.hawaii.edu.

For more information, visit: http://windward.hawaii.edu