Radio Plays for the Holidays

By popular demand Kilauea Drama & Entertainment Network (KDEN) will be presenting Radio Plays for the Holidays, Friday and Saturday December 10 – 11 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday December 12 at 2:30pm in KMC’s Kilauea Theater.  The plays are from the 30s, 40s, and 50s and follow a holiday theme.

“KDEN is trying to keep on performing throughout the uncertainty of the pandemic. We are thrilled to be bringing this fun entertainment for the holidays as we miss being able present the Volcano Festival Chorus’ annual concert,” says KDEN Board President Karl Halemano. “This is now our third set of these radio plays. Audiences have loved the experience of the past two and keep asking for more.”

The plays being performed are “Twas the Night Before Christmas” based on a story by Paul Galico, “The Meanest Man in the World” by Augustin MacHugh and “The Visit of St. Nick” based on the famous Christmas poem by Clement C. Moore. Between the plays there will be Christmas caroling accompanied by Melanie Oldfather.

The actors will be playing numerous roles at microphones with scripts in hand and live sound effects. The cast features local favorites Joy and Murphy Bierman, Stephen Bond, Deb Campbell, Kathy Frankovic, Nathan Friday, Hal Glatzer, Sam Hall, Ariana and Joel Kelley, Ben, Sherie, Cadence, Toby and Sean McMillan, Kendra Obermaier, Mark Rawlings, and Ray Ryan. The show is being directed by Suzi Bond.

Tickets are $15. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (808) 982-7344 or emailing . KDEN is following all protocols to keep people safe. Seats in the theater have blocked off creating 6 foot blocks between available seats. Temperature checks will be done at the door. Masks are required. We will have sanitation stations at the door and also at the bathrooms. The doors to the theater will be left open for ventilation, layers are recommended as it will be chilly.

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