The Green Room, Fairy Tale Romance Edition
|October 16, 2012||Posted by Donna Bebber under The Green Room|
Donna Bebber is a long time patron of the arts.
Romance is in the Air
Bree Bumatai and John Peters were engaged on September 21, 2012. After a day of visiting Napa Valley wineries, the last stop of the day was at Castello di Amorosa, an authentically styled 13th century Tuscan castle/winery.
Bree said that she was tired after days of walking the hills of San Francisco and had sore feet from hours of pounding stairs and pavement. She was looking forward to the tour ending so she could just relax. As the tour ended, a lady approached John and Bree and told them that they had won the daily drawing for a special tour of the castle. She asked them to wait for about 20 minutes. Because of her fatigue, Bree was wondering if they should forfeit the trip to someone else.
When the winery employee returned, she led John and Bree up several flights of stairs. As they neared the top, the employee said that she was tired and they should go the rest of the way without her. Bree again wanted to stop, but John encouraged her to continue. When they finally reached the top, they found a table, two chairs, chilled bottle of wine, fruit, cheese and chocolates. Bree was most excited about seeing the chair and assumed that this special treatment was part of what they “won.”
After sitting and enjoying the treats, John and Bree went to look at the spectacular view. That is when John asked her to marry him. It was only then that Bree realized that the prize they won had been a setup. Bree said, “Thank goodness I didn’t insist on staying down below, which I was so close to doing! Somehow getting engaged made my feet not hurt so much!”
Congratulations to a great couple – John and Bree!
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Focus on the Homeless
Terri Madden just announced that Playbuilders of Hawai‘i Theatre Company is gathering stories for a new production about the homeless on Oahu. The working title is On the Streets of Honolulu. If you are interested in participating in this project, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Happy Birthday Sara!
Please join us in wishing Sara Ward a very happy birthday on Tues., Oct. 16. On Oct. 2, HTS ran its interview with Sara, written by staffer Dusty Behner. You can read that story here.
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Talk Story Fesitval
The 24th Annual Talk Story Festival will be presented by the Honolulu Parks Department at McCoy Pavilion. The festival will feature 9 tellers each night. Dramatic lighting, sign interpreters and live video projections of the tellers promise to make this an unforgettable evening. Theme, dates, and times are:
Friday Oct. 19 (6-9:00pm) – SP0oOoKY STORIES
Saturday Oct. 20 (6-9:00pm) – FAMILY LIFE TALES
EthNohTec, a duo that performs Asian folktales, will be the featured guests from the mainland. Local performers include: “Tita” Kathy Collins (Maui), Pat Masumoto (Maui), Daniel A. Kelin II (Honolulu Theater for Youth), James McCarthy (guitar man), Lopaka Kapanui (ghost tours), Shain Miller (Ong king), Ed Chevy (deaf teller), Kilohana Silve (hula & story), Yasu Ishida (Japan), and Selah Geisler (slam poet).
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The Actors’ Group (TAG) held a fundraiser honoring playwright Nancy P. Moss on the opening night of Anna: Love in the Cold War. Guests were greeted by TAG board members with trays of wonderful pupus as they arrived.
The complimentary bar was well stocked with vodka, wine and a delicious punch (to which one could add vodka). More food and drink offerings were available during intermission and after the performance. Moss was in attendance and recognized for bringing the intimate historical drama to life.
Bravo to Terri Madden and Scott Francis Russell.
Joyce Powell, TAG volunteer, was wished a happy birthday by director Peter Clark.