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Aloha Las Vegas

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 12-14, 2017 at 7:30pm and Sunday April 15, 2017 at 2:00pm

Aloha Las Vegas show poster
Aloha Las Vegas poster

Aloha Las Vegas centers on a retired baker, land rich but cash poor, who wrestles with the decision to relocate to Las Vegas in 1994. Sakamoto is quick to challenge easy affirmations and identifications. Beneath their feel-good humor and celebration of local language and culture, the play has a depth and an unpredictability about it. As Dennis Carroll observes in his Introduction, the play centers on the theme of “Hawai‘i versus the mainland” and the challenges of relocation-the ambiguities of the definition of “home” and whether it can ever be recovered or regained--and the special qualities of local life that can or cannot be transplanted. This theme is relevant to all Americans familiar with the immigrant experience, not only those living in Hawai‘i. This comedy comes to the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center stage for the first time.

To purchase tickets to see Aloha Las Vegas at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, follow our purchase tickets link to the right. Single tickets for this performance will go on sale September 19, 2017.

  • Advance Sales/At the Door General: $15/$20
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Discount: $10/$15
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Children 17 & Under & UHH/HCC Students: $5/$10