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Rarely told stories of paniolo featured in two-man play

Playwright and actor Moses Goods returns to Maui with his latest original play “Paniolo.” A graduate of Maui High School, audiences will remember Goods from his one-person plays “DUKE,” and “My Name is “Opukaha‘ia” presented in the McCoy Studio Theater. “For many years I ...

‘Maui LIVE Comedy Series’ a homecoming for two comedians

“My dad was born on Maui, so I get to perform and see family. It should be a great trip,” said Hawaii native and stand-up comedian Paul Ogata. This weekend is a homecoming not only for Ogata, but also former Maui resident Chino La Forge who opens for Ogata in the “Maui LIVE Comedy ...

Six productions featured in Maui Fringe Theater Festival

Even after serving for 10 years as the Maui Fringe Theater Festival coordinator, I’m still repeatedly asked, “What is a fringe festival?” The easy answer is that it is the same thing as a film festival but with plays. However, it is more. Fringe is a worldwide theater-on-the-edge ...

Greasers and jocks collide in local staging of ‘The Outsiders’

Previously presented by King Kekaulike Drama in 2013, drama instructor and director Chris Kepler revisits “The Outsiders” tomorrow night at King Kekaulike Performing Arts Center in Pukalani. Written in the late 1960s by real-life high school student S.E. Hinton, “The Outsiders” ...

‘Curious Incident’ a stellar production

Once or twice every season a truly great show emerges. A show that mesmerizes and outshines, and a show that makes one ponder, “Who needs to go to the Mainland to experience great theater?” ProArts’ “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is that show, and my hunch is that ...

Hawaii premier of ‘Curious Incident’ Friday at ProArts

The stage play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is a worldwide, artistic anomaly. It’s a non-musical, it’s very wordy, it explores neurological divergence, and it’s received multiple prodigious awards and critical accolades while remaining an international box ...