'The Watcher of Waipuna' by Gary Pak

March 21-April 20, 2019

Kumu Kahua Theatre proudly presents The Watcher of Waipunaby Gary Pak, directed by Harry Wong III, running March 21 – April 20, 2019. 

Gilbert Sanchez is the Watcher of Waipuna, defending his tiny corner of paradise against evil commercial expansion and greedy family members. Based on Gary Pak’s short story, this local fairy tale-like parable includes a chorus of housewives and supernatural elements, and cleverly examines the powerful connection between humans and the environment—loyalty to our land, connections to place, corporate development, and local displacement. 

This production contains adult language and themes. 



This play runs: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: March 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30; April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 2019 Sundays 2pm: March 24, 31; April 7, *14, 2019 (No show Sunday, April 21 - Easter)

*American Sign Language Interpretation available upon request. 


Following the performance on Friday, March 29th there will be a free talk story. These talk stories are offered on the 2nd Friday of each production run and offer an opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes insight from the director, cast and playwright (when available). 


Hometowns of the cast of The Watcher of Waipuna by Gary Pak:
Samantha Fukushima, Kunia, HI - Eddy Gudoy, Honolulu, HI - Brandon Hagio, Mililani, HI - Kahana Ho, Honolulu,HI - Lelea'e "Buffy" Kahalepuna-Wong, Honolulu, HI - Kirk A. Lapilio Jr., Waianae, HI - Pō'ai Lincoln, Waimea, HI - Darryl Soriano, Benguet, PHL - Nicole Tessier, Ewa Beach, HI. 

Tickets for performances can be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, or by visiting the box office at 46 Merchant Street (corner of Bethel and Merchant Streets, downtown) between 11am and 3pm Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at KumuKahua.org. 

Ticket prices are $5-$25 

  • Website: http://kumukahua.org/
  • Venue: Kumu Kahua Theatre
  • Address: 46 Merchant St., Honolulu, HI, 96813
  • Hours: 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 2:00 p.m. Sunday

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