LEXINGTON, Ky.—Babies, wild dogs, komodo dragons and hula dancers abound in Naomi Iizuka’s “Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls,” which runs Feb. 17-19 and 24-26 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 20 at 2 p.m., in Transylvania’s Lucille C. Little Theater.
Presented by Transylvania University Theater and directed by Sullivan Canaday White, visiting assistant professor of drama, the fantastical play is about finding your tribe in a world gone haywire. Winner of the prestigious Whiting Writers’ Award in 1999, Iizuka’s play received its world premiere in the 1999 Humana Festival of Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
“‘Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls’ is a hilarious show with characters who are searching for what they are missing in their lives, something not only the actors, but all of us, can relate to,” said senior Emileigh Burns, assistant director of the play. “Working on this show has been an experience of a lifetime. As a senior, this is my last department show, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.”
A post-performance colloquia on the play will begin immediately following the shows on Feb. 17 and 24. Tickets are $10 and may be reserved by calling the box office at (859) 281-3621, Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. For more information, contact the fine arts office at (859) 233-8141.