Saturday, November 18, 2023
06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Experience the magic of live theater as a talented group of local actors bring this authentic and unique mo’olelo of Hawai’i to life. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event happening right in the heart of Los Angeles. Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable evening filled with culture, laughter, tears and of course – Aloha! Reserve your spot today!
The evening will also be a Fundraising event for the families affected by the Maui Wildfires. Tickets for the event are free, donations will be “whatever can, if can”, no donation is too small. All proceeds from the evening will be directly donated to MAUI RAPID RESPONSE in an effort to kōkua, kāko’o and mālama West Maui and her people. Maui Rapid Response is an ahupuaʻa based disaster response team made up of individuals from the Maui community and a number of nonprofit and direct-aid organizations.
“Yamaguchi Store is a play written entirely in pidgin and set in Kaua’i. Written by local playwright, Shanti Noelani Reinhardt, Yamaguchi Store seamlessly braids together a family’s mo’olelo spanning 3 time periods: 1909, 1924 and 1973, as they try to ‘kala the hala’ that has been plaguing the family as it is passed down from generation to generation. Filled with quick-witted local humor that lovingly cuts to the bone, the play floats on an ocean of generational trauma and pain. Yamaguchi Store is as epic as it is intimate.”