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The Honolulu Advertiser
Updated at 5:15 p.m., Friday, September 5, 2008

HPR's Aloha Shorts to bid aloha to director Mark Lutwak

This month's taping of Hawaii Public Radio show "Aloha Shorts," a local story hour that features local literature being read by local actors, will double as an aloha 'oe to Honolulu theater veterans Mark Lutwak and wife Y York.

The stage couple he was the director for the Honolulu Theatre for Youth and the director for "Aloha Shorts" and she is a playwright are relocating to Ohio where he has been named director of education for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

This month's edition of "Aloha Shorts," which will be taped Sunday in front of a live in-studio audience at the Atherton Performing Arts Studio, will be Lutwak's last appearance with the "Aloha Shorts" crew.

The next installment of the locally produced show, which is hosted by Cedric Yamanaka, will feature actor Nara Cardenas reading "The Yellow Umbrella" by Susan Nunes, actor Walter Eccles reading a selection of short poems by Joseph Stanton, nnd four writers Ann Inoshita, Juliet Kono, Christy Anne Passion and Jean Toyama reading a portion of their collaborative "renshi," or linked poetry.

The taping will start at 7 p.m. and admission is free, though reservations are recommended.

Segments of "Aloha Shorts" air every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on KIPO (89.3 FM).

Information and reservations: 955-8821