Duke Kahanamoku vs The Surfnappers
A play for children. When a statue of the legendary Hawaiian surfer Duke Kahanamoku comes to life, he relates his story to the Hawaiian children.
Production InfoCast: 9 total (3 female, 6 male)
Full Length Comedy (about 80 minutes)
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“… Duke was the man. The play [is] essentially a not-so-thinly-disguised homage to his amazingly rich and humble life, from early Olympic beginnings to an acting career in Hollywood, to being sheriff of Honolulu, to returning home and basking in the role of Hawaii’s cultural ambassador … ‘Here was a man who was as important to the people of Hawaii as Michael Jordan was to Chicagoans.’ But we’re not talking some dusty history lecture … Who could resist getting sucked into such a timeless fable? Duke’s statue in Waikiki comes to life when it’s discovered that Hawaii’s surf has been missing for two weeks; the ocean’s ‘like glass,’ the groms say. This is no average flat spell, he realizes as the ultra evil Mr Double Bogey has plans to turn the entire Hawaiian Island chain into the world’s biggest golf course and convention center. Bogey’s holding the surf hostage and won’t give it back until Duke presents him with all Hawaii’s land deeds. So — in between historically informative monologues detailing Duke’s life — the good guys go looking for the surf, literally …” —Marcus Sanders, Surf News
If original stage producers credits appear in bold below, all licensees are required to include them in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:
DUKE KAHANAMOKU VS THE SURFNAPPERS was commissioned
by Honolulu Theatre for Youth in 1993.
It was then produced by Honolulu Theatre for Youth
in 1994, directed by Ron Nakahara.
In addition, the following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC