A Cage of Fireflies

A World Premiere by Daniel Akiyama



Reviews:  Nicole TessierStu Hirayama and Nina Buck (Hitting the Stage), Ryan Senaga (Honolulu Pulse/Star Advertiser), MidWeek Staff Member

“When I was little I used to think to myself, ‘That’s what the human heart looks like.’”

Three elderly sisters of the kibei generation — sent as children to be raised in Okinawa, then returned to live and work in Hawai‘i — are at the heart of Daniel Akiyama’s new play.

Two of the sisters confine themselves to their small Honolulu apartment, enacting the rituals of daily life as they cling to a dream of returning to Okinawa. The third, charged with running the family’s orchid nursery, has inherited a title that is not hers. As long-hidden hopes and regrets surface, the sisters discover what is both selfish and selfless in their love for each other.









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Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm
January 24, 25, 26, 31; February 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2013

Sundays 2pm
January 27; February 10, 17, 24, 2013

EXTENSION DATES: Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm, February 28-March 2; Sunday 2pm, March 3

*American Sign Language interpretation available upon request

Tickets can be purchased with a credit card by calling 536-4441, or by visiting our box office at 46 Merchant Street (corner of Bethel & Merchant Streets, downtown) between 11am and 3pm Monday through Friday. Ticket prices range from $5 to $20.

Chris Vandercook’s interview with playwright Daniel Akiyama on Hawaii Public Radio’s The Conversation (starts at 17:56)

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