Meet Honey Girl: a former meth user, now an expert drug dealer. At Hale’iwa beach park one morning, Honey Girl meets with customers and friends, rival dealers, and her addict mother. Amusing, intimate and occasionally disturbing, Not One Batu* follows Honey Girl’s struggle to stay clean in a world turned upside down by meth. The play begins with an immersive gathering to talk story* with Honey Girl and her crew and enjoy live entertainment by Aloha Center Chicago.
This play contains strong language, physical violence and drug use.
*“Batu” is Hawaiian Pidgin for methamphetamine.
*“Talk story” means to chit-chat or gossip.
NOT ONE BATU TRAILER
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Ticket sales only cover half of production costs. We are asking for contributions to help us pay our actors and crew as well as production expenses. Your donation will help to secure the success of this production thus aiding in future Hawaiian Pidgin English plays in Chicago through the partnership between Nothing Without a Company and Aloha Center Chicago.
Berger Park Cultural Center Coach House
6205 N. Sheridan RD
Take the Red Line to Granville
Head east toward the lake
Berger Park is on the corner of Granville & Sheridan
Friday, June 22nd, Saturday, June 23rd, Monday, June 25th, and Tuesday, June 26th at 7pm
Wednesday, June 27th at 7pm
Saturday, July 21st at 7pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7pm
Thursday, June 28th, Thursday, July 12th, and Thursday, July 19th
Wednesday, July 25th, Thursday, July 26th, Friday, July 27th, Saturday, July 28th
There will be one performance on Monday, July 2nd to make up for the holiday on Wednesday, July 4th.
Lelea'e “Buffy” Kahalepuna-Wong as Ma
Marie Tredway as Honey Girl
Scott Hanada as Uncle Makana
Jae K. Renfrow as Max
Ian Voltaire Deanes as Braddah
Gloria Alvarez as Sherrie
Tony Rossi as Toully
Bobby Wilhelmson as Jason
Heather Jencks* as Ma and Max (Understudy)
Kroydell Galima as Max (Understudy)
Producer: Anna Rose Ii-Epstein*
Cultural Specialist: Lanialoha Lee
Production Manager: Ray Goldberg*
Stage Manager: Christopher Sylvie
Set & Lighting Designer: Mark J. Bracken Jr.
Costume Designer: Whitney Masters*
Fight Choreographer: Jaq Seifert
Assistant Fight Choreographer: Almanya Narula
Dramaturg & Box Office: Val Gerard Garcia Jr.
*Denotes Staff or Company Ensemble Member