“How the Other Half Loves” opens soon

The hilarious Alan Ayckbourn comedy How the Other Half Loves opens soon at KMC’s Kilauea Theater.  Performances will be March 4 – 20. Fridays and Saturdays start at 7:30 pm, and Sundays begin at 2:30 pm.

Set in the autumn of 1969, the show centers around three couples. Fiona Foster and Bob Phillips are having an affair unbeknownst to their spouses Frank Foster and Teresa Phillips. To cover it up they invent cover stories that involve a third couple, William and Mary Detweiler. which leads to farcical misunderstandings, conflicts and revelations. How The Other Half Loves has a single set, which represents two separate but over-lapping living rooms which allows the action to take place in both rooms simultaneously. A talented cast of six veteran Hilo actors take the stage to portray the three couples. Mark Rawlings and Celaney Carpenter are Frank and Fiona Foster, Ray Ryan and Joanne Pocsidio are Bob and Teresa Phillips, and Murphy Bierman and Joy Bierman are William and Mary Detweiler. They are under the direction of Suzi Bond. Don Lawrence has designed the set, Helie Rock is costuming and John Kea is light and sound designer.

“This is one of the first shows I worked on 50 years ago. I was the prop master and this show has a LOT of props. It has been a blast to revisit the show and see how well it holds up” says director Suzi Bond. “From the first rehearsal there has been lots of laughter. We spent the first 3 rehearsals just reading through the play so that everyone had a clear understanding of how the flow of the show works. Once we started blocking it was kinda slow going making sure that we were able to keep the action flowing. We have such a small stage it has been a challenge. I think people will be amazed at how much is on the stage and how everyone moves freely in the space. “

Tickets for the performance are $15 and are available at the door. Reservations and more information are available by calling (808) 982-7344 or emailing How the Other Half Loves is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. (www.concordtheatricals.com)

KDEN is following all protocols to keep people safe. Seats in the theater have been blocked off to create 6 foot blocks between available seats. Temperature checks will be taken 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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