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KHON2’s Joe Moore will be joined on stage at the Hawaii Theatre by Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winning actress Patty Duke in Michael Aitkens’ wonderfully funny comedy, Heaven Forbid!.
Tickets are on sale now for the 11 performances at the historic theatre.
Michael Aitkens’ Heaven Forbid! is about two rebellious seniors in a New Jersey retirement home who refuse to grow old gracefully. It is a smart adult comedy that holds a mirror up to the dilemmas of aging and remaining independent in the face of those who wish the old would just fade away. Aitkens adapted Heaven Forbid! from his award-winning BBC series, Waiting for God.
Heaven Forbid! introduces us to Elizabeth Fredricks (Patty Duke); a cynical, former photo-journalist with a razor-sharp wit who loves causing trouble at the Ocean View Retirement Home. Barney Winston (Joe Moore) is a happy-go-lucky Ocean View retiree who occasionally drifts off into a fantasy world. Their high jinx and Odd Couple-like friendship make for pure gold for theatre goers. Rob Duvall will direct the Heaven Forbid! cast of characters which includes Richard Bodkins (Paul Mitri), the greedy, vain manager of the retirement home; Maggie (Stephanie Conching), Richard’s slightly daffy, but kind-hearted assistant; Wendell Winston (Rob Duval), Barney’s henpecked son who exiled Barney to the home at the insistence of Alice (Tricia Marciel), Wendell’s domineering, booze loving wife; Police Officer Stephens (George O’Hanlon); and Sara, a staff member at Ocean View and, Ms. Wingate, a field officer of the U.S. Treasury Program (both roles played by Eden Lee Jellinek).
Evening performances run June 20-22 and June 26-29 at 7 p.m., with matinee performances June 22-23 and June 29-30 at 2:00 PM. All seating will be on the orchestra level (downstairs). Ticket prices are $32 or $37, depending on the performance requested. A limited $72 VIP package is available for all performances which includes VIP seating, an autographed program, and a post-performance backstage meet/greet/photo op with Ms. Duke and Mr. Moore.
Ticket and event information is available from the Hawaii Theatre box office located Downtown at 1130 Bethel Street (between Hotel and Pauahi Streets) during regular box office hours; Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Discounts for Hawaii Theatre Members, groups of 10 or more, youth (18 and under), seniors (62 and older), and students and military (with valid ID). Some restrictions may apply. Concierge offers available.
To charge by phone during regular box office hours, call (808) 528-0506. Major US credit cards, JCB and UnionPay cards accepted.
Tickets and information also available 24/7 at www.hawaiitheatre.com. Please note that online purchases require additional payment of convenience fees.