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MAPA to Present ‘Fresher Ahi’

Eagerly anticipated sequel to come to Steppingstone Playhouse.

March 28, 2013
The Maui Weekly

The wait is over! Last year, theatre audiences were introduced to Andrew, Anden, Tutu and the whole wacky Ahi 'ohana in the hilarious original comedy "Lesser Ahi."

Beginning on April 12, "Fresher Ahi" will continue the family's funny, endearing and unforgettable antics in part two of the Ahi trilogy at the Maui Academy of Performing Art's (MAPA) Steppingstone Playhouse in Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.

Maui playwrights-actors Derek Nakagawa and Francis Tau'a will reprise their multiple roles (male and female) from "Lesser Ahi," as well as creating a host of new characters. And this time, they will be joined by the fabulous, funny Kathy Collins, making "Fresher Ahi" the can't-miss comedy of the season.

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Francis Tau’a (left) and Derek Nakagawa return in “Fresher Ahi.”
Photo: David Hessemer

"Fresher Ahi's" director, MAPA Executive and Artistic Director David Johnston, explained the show's broad appeal. "This is one of those stories that everyone can relate to If you grew up on Maui, you may appreciate the humor on an even deeper level "

"Fresher Ahi" will run April 12 to 28, on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for students (18 and under).

Tickets can be purchased by visiting, by calling MAPA at 244-8760 or by visiting the Customer Service Kiosk at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.



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