The plot: Fraternal twins Andrew and Anden Ahi haven’t spoken to one another in six years. As the ohana gathers for Anden’s wedding, we meet a circle of friends and relatives who want the brothers to heal their rift before the wedding.
The Playwrights: Derek Nakagawa and Francis Tau'a (both born on Maui)
The Director: David C. Johnston
|The line at 6:59pm just before the doors opened (go early)|
|Mommy and Daddy, two of the 21 characters played by Francis Tau'a |
and Derek Nakagawa - Photo: Melanie Agrabante
The title is a take on "Greater Tuna", a play where two actors play multiple characters in a small town in Tuna Texas. (Director) David Johnston came up with the title and told Derek and me to write a story with LOCAL flavor based on that concept.How long was this play in the making?
The play was written in 5 months. Between Derek and I, we came up with the characters that we wanted and went from there.Who wrote the awesome song at the end?
I wrote the songs. The last song "The Brother's song BROKEN" was written on a plane ride from Portland Oregon as I was coming home in '09. I missed Maui and my family and felt lost.The costumes were amazing! Any story behind them?
MIN's costume was a Work in Progress. When the boots arrived, they necessitated a change in the top. Once I had the wig, the leopard print top and those boots on, I 'FOUND' the character. I was the one who wrote that scene.
(Note: the scene with Min and Andrew was my beau Joe's favorite)
|Andrew and his ex-girlfriend Min at her beauty salon. Photo: Melanie Agrabante.|
|Bernadette puts the moves on Monty. Photo: Melanie Agrabante.|