Celebrity at Leeward Community College Theatre / How many followers do you need on Twitter to be considered famous? Or is it 150,000 hits on your YouTube page that are a must? An “impressive” 700 friends on Facebook only puts you on the D-List, right? What does it take to get your own Wikipedia page? In today’s day and age, who or what defines celebrity and what makes us want to be famous? Leeward Community College’s Theatre and Drama Program team up with locally renowned performance group Monkey Waterfall for Celebrity, a site-specific production, to answer these probing questions. Using their signature style of mask work, body language, humor and interpretive dance to examine the affection, seduction and consequences of fame, you could find yourself in a therapy session with Andy Warhol in a kabuki mask. Students, Monkey Waterfall co-artistic director Yukie Shiroma and LCC Drama program director Paul Cravath have developed a show with boxers in a ring literally wrestling with their fame–people chasing after a spotlight only to be ultimately consumed by it. Even audience members get in on the lights, camera and action by using a tour map of the stars to find their way through the show. Performances begin at the front of Leeward Community College Theatre, then move to stages near the building. No heavy-duty 3-D glasses needed, just a suggested attire of closed-toe shoes suitable for crossing grassy areas, and your open-minded imagination.
Leeward Community College Theatre, 96-045 Ala ‘Ike, 4/8-4/10, 8pm, $8–15, [LCCtheatre.hawaii.edu], 455-0385