Who says there is no nightlife or culture on Kauai? Kauai theater is alive and well! This month Women in Theatre are presenting, “A Tuna Christmas,” a play which the New York Post claims, “It’s far too good for just Christmas.” I have been to several productions by the Women in Theatre group and I can not wait for this one. Three of my girlfriends and I have already bought our tickets. It sounds like a night of good fun.
A Tuna Christmas centers on the town’s annual Christmas Yard Display Contest, won 14 times in a row by Vera Carp. A mysterious “Christmas Phantom,” known for vandalizing the yard displays, threatens to throw the contest into turmoil. Among the subplots are Stanley Bumiller’s attempts to end his probation and leave Tuna, Bertha Bumiller’s trying to hold her family together at Christmas time, and Joe Bob Lipsey’s struggle to mount successfully his production of A Christmas Carol despite numerous vexations and obstacles.
Set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the play is an affectionate comment on small-town Southern life and attitudes. With satire and humor, two actors play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric and crazy characters.
Directed by : Nell Foster
Dates: October 10th – 27th (Thursday through Sunday)
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights – 7:00 PM
Sunday – 4:00 PM
Doors open half hour prior to show – open seating without reserved table of four ticket
Advance Purchase: $20.00 ($21.99 with booking service fee)
Tickets at the door: $25.00
Table for four reserved: $100 ($27.24 x 4 with booking service fee)
Purchase tickets on Brown Paper Tickets website
Beer, wine and snacks are available for purchase.
Location: Wit’s End Theater
Women in Theatre productions are now held in a small, intimate space at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center. Seating is at small, round tables for four.
3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766
WIT’s website: https://womenintheatre.org/
Kauai Theater – WIT’s Mission Statement
Women in Theatre (also known as “WIT”) is dedicated to creating quality theatrical experiences for the Kauai community that provoke, inspire and share the joy of live theatre with audiences and performers alike. Our cornerstone is an open, respectful creative environment that encourages growth for all participants involved while maintaining a high degree of business and artistic integrity.
While our productions invite all community members to participate, WIT places a special emphasis on creating positive role models and artistic opportunities for women – not only as actors, but also as directors, playwrights, designers, and producers.
So, after a day of sand and surf, why not treat yourself and your group to a night of good laughs? There are several good restaurants in the Lihue area where you may eat before or after the show. Here are a few suggestions:
Enjoy the show! Who knows, maybe I’ll see you there.
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