NOT ONE BATU
in association with Lanialoha Lee
and Aloha Center Chicago
written by Hannah Ii-Epstein*
directed by Rachel Slavick
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 immerseive gathering to talk story* with Honey Girl and her crew and enjoy live entertainment by Aloha Center Chicago.
This play contains strong language, physical vidolence and drug use.
*“Batu” is Hawaiian Pidgin for methamphetamine.
*“Talk story” means to chit-chat or gossip.
Berger Park Cultural Center Coach House
6205 N. Sheridan RD
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
There will be one performance on Monday, July 2nd to make up for the holiday on Wednesday, July 4th.
Heather Jencks* will performing the role of "Ma" on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th.
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 (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