A free-spirited father finds the straight-laced son he hasn’t seen in years. The son has worked hard at being everything his father wasn’t — dependable, self-controlled and somewhat rigid. The women in their lives may just help them to become closer.
Prodigal Father, an original comedy by For Kaua‘i columnist Richard E. Peck, premieres today at 7 p.m. Kaua‘i Community Players’ theater in Puhi, and will play until April 19. Local actors Jo Grande, Jeff Demma, Chris Alderete, Nicole Cowan and Erin Gaines star in the play.
Sell-out crowds have seen Prodigal Father in Mainland theaters. The Philadelphia Inquirer has called the play “loving and hilarious by an exceptionally talented new playwright.”
Peck, a seasoned author of several books, plays and TV shows, is a part-time Kaua‘i resident and retired president of three Mainland universities.
Prodigal Father’s schedule is Thursday to Sunday; at 4 p.m. on Sundays and 7 p.m. on other days. It runs through April 19. Tickets are $15 on weekends and $20 during the week. Seating is limited and likely to sell out.
Kaua‘i Community Players’ Puhi Theatrical Warehouse is at 4411 Kikowaena Street, behind the Harley Davidson store.
Call 800-838-3006 or visit www.kauaicommunityplayers.org for tickets or more information.