Please join the members of Lima Kokua for an unforgettable evening at TAG Theatre for a performance of “Choir Boy” on Friday, September 1, 2017. Curtain rises at 7:30 PM, and discounted tickets are $20 per person. Because group tickets have been prepaid by Ernest, please give him your remittance on the evening of the performance. There is free theatre parking with validation at the Dole Theatre Garage across the street. Some members will be meeting for dinner, beforehand, at the Nimitz Highway location of Liliha Bakery at 5:30 PM, and you’re welcome to join us. RSVP by August 25th for dinner and/or performance with Ernest Harada via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO: Members and Associate Members of Lima Kokua
WHAT: Choir Boy, a musical by Tarell Alvin McCraney
WHEN: Friday, September 1, 2017, 5:30 PM dinner, 7:30 PM show
580 N Nimitz Hwy
Honolulu HI 96817
650 Iwilei Rd
Honolulu HI 96817
WHY: Because who doesn’t love a beautiful night out on the town, full of friends, food, music, and theatre?
From TAG Promotional:
The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school’s legendary gospel choir. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?
“The sweet harmonies of classic spirituals unite the sometimes-fractious voices of the young men in CHOIR BOY…but when they raise their voices in unison, they offer a glimpse of a world in which the cruelty that can divide and destroy is dissolved in a graceful, embracing order. [An] affecting and honest portrait…of a gay youth tentatively beginning to find the courage to let the truth about himself become known.” -The New York Times.
“Believe the buzz. CHOIR BOY, the small but mighty coming-of-age play by Tarell Alvin McCraney deserves its kudos. [The play] captures the bristling tensions at a prestigious prep school for African American boys when a flamboyantly gay youth is named leader of their celebrated gospel choir.” -Variety.
“In his stirring and stylishly told drama, Tarell Alvin McCraney cannily explores race and sexuality and the graces and gravity of history.” -NY Daily News.