Hawaii Theatre ENCORE! Series presents



June 19 & 20 & 21 & 22 & 25 & 26 & 27 & 28 & 29 & , 2014


$32.00 - $72.00


HTC Members (current), Seniors (62+), Students (w/valid ID), Military (w/ valid ID), Youth (4-17), Groups (10+) and Group Sales Participants

Joe Moore and Pat Sajak will top a stellar cast on stage at Hawaii Theatre in their adaptation of Steve Conrad’s 1993 Warner Brothers dramatic comedy of the same name, WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY. Moore and Sajak, pals since their Army days at the American Forces Network in Viet Nam, wrote the stage adaptation as a team.

WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY centers around two polar opposite retirees who are anything but retiring. Frank (Joe Moore), is a loutish, former Irish-American sea captain, who says he once wrestled Ernest Hemingway. Walter (Pat Sajak) is a soft spoken, mild mannered, former barber who is a dancing enthusiast. The two old men with seemingly nothing in common are living solitary lives in a small Florida town when they meet in a park, and their unlikely friendship begins.

The cast of characters features Bernice (Loretta Ables Sayre), a wise cracking snack shop waitress who gives Frank and Walter a hard time; Helen (Eden-Lee Murray), Frank’s hard-nosed landlady who will drink his Irish whiskey but draws the line there; Elaine (Therese Olival), a cheerful snack shop waitress who enjoys Walter’s shy flirting; and Mom (Stephanie Conching), who has two little girls (Erisan Awaya, Brooke Johnson). Local theatre veteran, Rob Duval, who directed year’s Heaven Forbid!, will direct the production.

Sponsored, in part, by Hawaiian Springs Natural Water, Aston at the Executive Center, City & County of Honolulu, and the Mayor’s Office on Culture & Arts.

*VIP PACKAGE:  Includes VIP seating, an autographed program, and a post-performance backstage meet/greet/photo op with Joe Moore and Pat Sajak.