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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 24, 2002

Critic's Choice: Stage

Mini-reviews of stage productions by Advertiser theater critic Joseph Rozmiarek

"Fully Committed": A one-man show built around a reservation-taker for a swank New York restaurant and the people who call him. The gimmick of one actor playing 30 voices grabs our attention, but character development holds it. Repeats 8 p.m. today and Saturday, and May 28-31, and June 1, and 4 p.m. Sunday, at The ARTS at Marks Garage. Tickets: $15 show only; $48 includes three-course meal at Indigo. 521-9699.

"Super Secret Squad": Another opportunity to enjoy the evolution of a strong local playwright. Lee Cataluna (who's also an Advertiser columnist) once again skewers authority figures through a quintet of excellent actors, but this time with a more introspective outcome. Repeats 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 16, at Kumu Kahua Theatre. Tickets: $5-$16. 536-4441.

"Wit": This sobering view of the final stage of life balances the 17th-century metaphysical poetry of John Donne against a woman's battle with ovarian cancer. The long one-act is filled with comic irony, a distinctly literate point of view and ultimate release. Repeats 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 4 p.m. Sundays, through June 2, at Manoa Valley Theatre. Tickets: $25 general, $10 for those 25 and younger; $5 discount for seniors and military. 988-6131.