A theatrical production by, for, and about the people of Wahiawa, past and present, at Dots Restaurant, in Wahiawa!

Time and Dates: Fri-Sat, Aug 3-4 at 7pm; Sun, Aug 5 at 12noon; Thur-Fri, Aug 9-10 at 7pm; Sat, Aug 11 at 12noon; Sun, Aug 12 at 6pm.

Price: Suggested donation: $15; reservations recommended by calling PlayBuilders at 218-0103

Next stop: Wahiawa! PlayBuilders of Hawai’i Theatre Company, fresh off the successful run of Chinatown-based Someone Else’s Slippahs, is full steam ahead in Wahiawa, creating a theatrical experience especially by, for, and about this diverse place in the heart of O‘ahu. Wahiawa: Remembah Wen… will feature community-based actors portraying patrons of a local restaurant telling stories they’ve personally collected from friends, neighbors, and relatives about life in Wahiawa from early plantation days up to now. This play features a rich representation of people and culture a chance for the community to remember, discover, and share the stories that will have everyone saying, Wahiawa n? ka ‘oi! After each performance, inspired audience members will be encouraged to share their own stories during a post-show open mike session.

Directed and edited by Terri Madden, with the assistance of Shirley Sypert; co-edited by Bettina Adragna, Gloria Andrada, and Norma Combs; featuring Bettina Adragna, Gloria Andrada, Ray Ballungay, Jarod Bailon, Maka Bailon, Nahe Bailon, Norma Combs, Ingrid Greene, Leah Guilmette, Herman Kiili, Vic Padlan, Jo Pruden, Diane A. Schoville-Kingsley, and Robert Yokoyama. PlayBuilders’ Wahiawa: Remembah Wen… will be presented at Dots Restaurant’s Banquet Room.

This play is supported in part by: a grant from the Mayor’s Office on Culture and the Arts; ‘Olelo Community Media; East O‘ahu Realty; Dots Restaurant; Kanemaru Family Dental.