Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm
Sunday 2:30 pm
18 & under $12
Aloha Theatre’s inaugural production in our new series Voices from the Ring of Fire. Plays in the Voices series will feature Hawaiʻi playwrights and themes of interest to our island community. We are delighted that our first installment is by Honolulu playwright Daniel Akiyama; his work explores the tug-of-war between progress and preservation, the selfish and the selfless.
A Cage of Fireflies is the story of three elderly sisters of the kibei generation: sent as children to be raised in Okinawa, then returned to live and work in Hawai‘i. Two of the sisters confine themselves to their Honolulu apartment where they enact the rituals of daily life and dream of one day returning to Okinawa. The third, charged with running their family’s orchid nursery, embraces the modern world and disrupts her family’s fragile traditions. As long-hidden hopes, resentments and regrets surface, the sisters must confront the nature of their love for each other.