UH Hilo PAC presents No2 February 9

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Date: Friday, January 13, 2012
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center presents a one-woman play, No2, on Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only.

“Written by Toa Fraser and performed by Madeleine Sami, No2 is comprised of nine characters ranging from a feisty Fijian/New Zealand matriarch to a lovesick rugby player,” said Lee Dombroski, Performing Arts Center manager. “The play takes place one scorching hot summer’s day when family matriarch, Nanna Maria, wakes up and decides she wants a feast complete with pig on a spit, red wine in bottles, not cartons, and a priest – just like in Italy. At the feast, Nanna Maria intends to name her successor – her number two. Only her grandchildren – and none of her children – have been invited apart from one outsider, Father Francis ... and there is one more unexpected surprise guest.”

No2 premiered in 1999 to critical and audience acclaim, winning the Chapman Tripp New Zealand Theatre Award for Best NZ Play and touring to Edinburgh where it won a Fringe First Award in 2000, followed by a successful international tour. No2 was made into a movie, which debuted at the Sundance Festival in 2006. The play, starring the original performer Madeleine Sami, was remounted in 2009 in Auckland, NZ to mark its 10th anniversary.

The play is produced by Strata Creative Limited, originally performed at Silo Theatre, NZ, and the Hawaiʻi tour is supported by Creative New Zealand, the arts council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.

Tickets are reserved seating and priced at $15 General, $10 Discount and $7 UH Students/Children. Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call 974-7310 or order online at: Artscenter.uhh.hawaii.edu.

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