Kumu Kahua Theatre Presents 'Da Beer Can Hat' by Darrell H. Y. Lum

May 23-June 23, 2019

WHAT:   Da Beer Can Hat by Darrell H. Y. Lum
 Kumu Kahua Theatre, 46 Merchant Street

WHEN: May 23 – June 23, 2019.  See showtimes below

COST: $5-$25; Ticket information below. Ticket information below

INFO: 536-4441, kumukahua.org

EVENT: Free talk-story with the playwright, directors and cast following the production on Friday, May 31 

Kumu Kahua Theatre proudly presents Da Beer Can Hat by Darrell H. Y. Lum, directed by Denny & Karen Hironaga, running May 23 – June 23, 2019.

Bobo is a little slow and his father wants to send him away. Despite injuries, harassment, and discrimination, Bobo never complains—after all, he may not have much—but Bobo does have a community that accepts and loves him. Da Beer Can Hat is based on Darrell Lum’s original short story of a mentally handicapped individual and his best friend navigating life together.

The show is directed by Denny and Karen Hironga.  Denny is a filmmaker who also co-directed The Hilo Massacre at Kumu Kahua Theatre.  Karen has appeared in several plays at Kumu Kahua, including Lee Cataluna’s Uncleʻs Regularly Scheduled Garage Party is CANCELLED Tonight! and Flowers of Hawai’i.  Karen also appeared in the film “The Descendants” with George Clooney.

The cast includes Kumu Kahua fan favorites Brandon Hagio of The Watcher of WaipunaDead of NightWho Killed Gilbert Botello?, and Uncle’s Regularly Scheduled Garage Party is CANCELLED Tonight!, Maile Kapua’ala of Demigods Anonymous,  Uncle’s Regularly Scheduled Garage Party is CANCELLED Tonight! And Buffaloed! at Kumu Kahua and Rolling the R’s at The ARTS at Marks Garage, and Daryl Bonilla of Living Room and Who Killed Gilbert Botello?and several Hawaii Five-0 episodes.

This production contains adult language and themes.

*American Sign Language Interpretation available upon request.

Following the performance on Friday, May 31st  there will be a free talk story with the playwright, directors and cast following the performance.  These talk stories are offered on the 2nd Friday of each production run and include an opportunity to gain behind the scenes insight from the director, cast and playwright (when available). 

  • Website: http://www.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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