Plots based in Maui have so much potential… I might be too young to appreciate Hawaii 5-0 and Maui Fever is definitely not my style (I don’t think it’s anyone’s style who is actually from here.), but I enjoy clever independent productions set in Maui. Brian Peoples has done a few productions locally, including “Maui Space Alien” in August of 2008. This time, the play, a “fast-paced comedy” is called “A Night in Wailea.” It’s about a Hollywood actor who has found riches and fame, yet is unsatisfied and alone. One lonely night at his Wailea Mansion, he opens the door to find two mysterious visitors. He should’ve listened to his mother’s advice and not let any strangers in the house, because the two men turn out to be engaged in a plot to unburden him of his riches. He will have to rely on his acting skills to weasel his way out of this particular mess.
And the people we have to thank for “A Night in Wailea”…
Brian Peoples is the passionate playwright who states : “Everyone listed in this program I genuinely enjoy as real people and respect their artistry, their courageous, life-enhancing pursuit of original-work theater.”
Directed by Darren Nakagawa and starring Dale Button as “Raymond Chamberstien,” the rich actor in for the highest-pressure acting gig in his career, and also William Makozak and Brian Peoples as the opportunistic theives.
Pat Matsumoto will read excerpts of “My Mama Monologues, 2010″… the title in itself is wacky enough, I can’t wait to see what the story is like.
“A Night in Wailea” will be performed January 22cnd, 23rd, 29th &30th, at 7:30 PM at Pat Masumoto’s Gallerie Ha (51 N. Market St, Wailuku – Across from Iao Theater) Admission is just $5. Contact number: 244-3993. Check out the MauiTime Calendar Listing for information on this and other upcoming events.
Support independent Maui productions and come see Brian People’s farewell production, before he jets off to Europe…