Honolulu Theatre for Youth brings the hit Five Chinese Brothers to Kaua`i for one night only.
At last word, tix were still available. It’s the world premiere and will be performed at the Kaua`i Community College Performing Arts Center for one night only, tonight, Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Call the box office and get one to pick up at will call: 808-839-9885. Walk-ups are on a space-available basis. The one-hour show is ideal for ages five and up.
Five Chinese Brothers could be called the first super-hero story, where people (not gods or mythical creatures) had extraordinary abilities. Wildly interactive, this romp through Ming Dynasty China draws on traditional Chinese theatrical techniques in a new take on the classic children’s story in which five identical brothers each possess a special talent. One can swallow the sea; one has an iron neck; one can stretch his legs; one can survive fire; and the last can hold his breath forever. They learn to appreciate what makes them different while teaching tolerance and an understanding of the gifts that make us all unique.
Alvin Chan, the author, also acts in the performance along with Maile Holck, Junior Tesoro and Kala‘i Stern. Director is Eric Johnson; set, lights and props designer is H. Bart McGeehon; costume designer is Alvin Chan; fight choreographer is Nick Logue.
Honolulu Theatre for Youth is Hawaii’s non-profit professional theatre company providing theatre and drama education programs that make a difference in the lives of Hawaii’s young people and families. Founded in 1955, HTY is recognized the world over as one of America’s most honored theatres.
Pictured: Scene from ‘Five Chinese Brothers’. Photo by Brad Goda