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The Worthmores’

Local author’s comedy features an all-star cast--including the mayor.

March 20, 2014
Maui Weekly

"The Worthmores" (or the Maid Unmade) is a hilarious new comedy riddled with impostors, dandies and all types of despicable sorts that you'll love to hate. Fake magistrates, stimulated housewives and impassioned young lovers bumble through a conundrum of miscommunication and create a topsy-turvy world where no one is safe, nothing is sacred and the servants rule the roost.

Come join the fun and wild ride featuring a special guest appearance on April 5 by Mayor Alan Arakawa (in full powdered wig)!

The play will run April 4 through 13 at the Historic 'Iao Theater.

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Don’t miss the special guest appearance on April 5 by Mayor Alan Arakawa (in full powdered wig)!
Photo: Jack Grace

In this comedy of errors, things are not always what they seem and society is turned on its ear! Nearly a decade in development, Tom Althouse's manners comedy will premiere will full pomp, plumage and pageantry at the Historic 'Iao Theater.

Written in an 18th century style, "The Worthmores" captures the flavor of the era with its speech, poetry and turn of phrases. Local author Althouse wants "The Worthmores" to be perceived as a play written in the past, but be pleasing to audiences of the present and future.

By following their hearts and not society's rules, the characters of "The Worthmores" fare the better. An 18th century gentleman would never dirty his hands in labor, but Mr. Rivers loves to clean. He also married a scrub maid, who he deeply loves and now must pass off as high born. Anne, his daughter, also wishes to marry the one she truly loves. Bragabit loves her, but lacks social skills. The villainous Colonel Vainlove, the more proper suitor, is only interested in Anne's money. Young George, the adopted son of Mr. Rivers, is in love with Molly, who he thinks is a maid, and Moppet is a well-bred lady in love with a stable boy.

The comedy features an all-star cast, including Steven Dascoulias, Kristi Scott, Brett Wulfson, Jeff Brackett, Hoku Pavao Jones, Ricky Pavao Jones, Kepa Cabanilla-Aricayos, Dale Button, David Negaard, Sharleen Lagatutta, John Messersmith, Joshua Franco, Joel Agnew, Jim Oxborrow, Justin House, Jonathan Severance, Mannasseh Robidoux, David Pisoni, Tom Althouse and Mayor Arakawa.

"The Worthmores," directed by Lisa Teichner, is sponsored in part by Maui OnStage, Hawai'i Tourism Authority, County of Maui, The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and Spees & Spees Estate and Financial Planning.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets range from $18 to $22. To purchase tickets for any 'Iao Theater event, call 242-6969 or order online at mauionstage.com.

 
 
 

 

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