Daniel Dae Kim’s production of HOLD THESE TRUTHS, opens tonight! The play is billed as “incredible night of theatre, and more importantly, the telling of an inspiring and courageous American hero, Gordon Hirabayashi as performed by New York’s celebrated…Joel de la Fuente.” Here’s the press release if you’d like to see the play.
HOLD THESE TRUTHS is an acclaimed Off-Broadway production that actor Daniel Dae Kim is producing at the Honolulu Threatre for Youth featuring actor, Joel de la Fuente. The show, opening Thursday, February 21, is inspired by the true story of second generation Japanese-American internment activist, Gordon Hirabayashi. The celebrated production is dedicated to the memory of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, an American hero.
HOLD THESE TRUTHS is set in Seattle during World War II, where Hirabayashi, a University of Washington student, is agonizing over U.S. government orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he fights to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S. Constitution, Hirabayashi journeys toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs—and a confrontation with its failures.
President Obama posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Hirabayashi (1918-2012), the nation’s highest civilian honor, in April 2012.
HOLD THESE TRUTHS will be in Hawaii for a limited engagement of six performances at the Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s Tenney Theatre February 21 – March 2, 2013. General admission is only $20 for adults; $15 for students/seniors; and limited premium seating available for $30. Tickets may be ordered online at www.htyweb.org or by calling HTY at (808) 839-9885. Proceeds will support the non-profit theatre and drama education programs of HTY.
The community support and anticipation of this production has been truly wonderful – tickets are going fast!
Bahama Bert about to set sail on the Love Boat. No wait, that’s the Mighty Mo.
Say Aloha to Bahama Bert (@berthayling), who will be taking over the reins as the News Editor of the 50undercover.com blog. Bert hails from the fair Bahamas and is blessed as myself with living in a tropical paradise. Bert is no stranger to the fansite scene and has been an integral leader of the Richard Burgi (“The Sentinel”) official fan club. So stay tuned for much more from the blog!
Hi all, Officer 808 here. First off, a big MAHALO to all you Undercover Agents for checking in on the blog! I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on what’s going on here.
As you know things have been pretty quiet on the blog. News Editor @Terrysagirl stepped down and has been preoccupied with achieving world peace. @Melapaloosa has been spending the past few weeks solving that last equation that will allow her flux capacitor to achieve 1.21 gigawatts. And myself, real life has caught up with me and I had to reallocate my time and attention to my family and work.
I’ve had time to still do my “talk story” sessions with Mike Buck on local talk radio AM 690 KHNR, usually on Tuesday mornings after a new episode of Hawaii Five-0. I’ve recorded a few of them, but unfortunately, my dinosaur of a computer doesn’t allow me to upload them easily or quickly. We try to keep the facebook page current, and @Terrysagirl still works behind the scenes in doing so.
A lot, and I mean a *lot* of you send me personal messages and emails, asking me for information, wondering how I’m doing or just dropping a note to say “Hi”, and I truly appreciate you folks reaching out to contact me. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to respond to everyone in a timely matter so if I haven’t responded to you about a question, I truly am sorry. I’m not ignoring you!
What I truly miss the most is interacting with all of you on the social network and the chats on twitter. A lot of you are still thoughtful enough to include me on #FF on twitter, which makes me happy. I miss writing the creative stuff from the Spamgate Controversy, to Governor Jameson grilling Steve on the missing money in “Kai E’e”, and to Charlie Fong’s attempt at asking Kono out on a date. And I wish I could have the time to write up my reviews on the “Things We Learned About Hawaii” recaps. There are so many references to interesting cultural facts on the show that I’d love to share and I feel like I’m doing a disservice to you all by not pointing them out.
On a positive note, I have an Undercover Agent who has gladly volunteered to step up and keep up with the Hawaii Five-0 news and will be posting on a regular basis shortly. Who is this person you ask? Stay tuned…
From the fine people at Static Multimedia, @terrysagirl tipped me off to a brilliant interview with Alex O’Loughlin. Here’s a snippet, but be sure to check out the whole thing. Who knew he and Scott didn’t get along at first?
Scott Caan told me that you didn’t get along straight away because in his words, “your egos bumped a bit in the beginning.” And you’re referred to as a “bromance” now, so how did that come to be?
Well I think as an actor you meet different people all the time, you work with different people all the time, you do movies, you do shows and stuff, you move around. The thing with Scott and I, we’re both alpha males. We’re actually born only like about three hours apart, same day, same month, same everything, but on different parts of the planet. We’re actually like mirror images of each other in some ways and completely opposite in the others, and I think part of that was also finding out our place in the show and working out, you know, we’re the two leads of the show, but on the journey that we’ve taken and the bromantic nature of the characters, there’s a bromance between McGarrett and Danno, and it sort of has transferred our bromance together as Scott and Al, it’s kind of transferred onto the show as well. We’ve become good mates. We spend a lot of time together and it’s great. I’m very lucky to have someone like him to work with every day.
Aloha all! Officer 808 here announcing with Five-0 Redux blogger @WendieJoy a special Tweetup with the talented and charming actress Teilor Grubbs! As you know, she plays Danno’s adorable daughter Grace Williams on the show. Come join us for a night of good food and fun at Big City Diner in Pearlridge Shopping Center in Aiea at 8:00 PM, Monday, November 5th. Teilor will be joining us at about 8:30 to meet and greet fans, and stick around to watch the Halloween episode “Mōhai”. Teilor promises we’ll love it!
Exclusive: Alex O’Loughlin, Girlfriend Malia Jones Welcome a Baby Boy!
October 26, 2012 AT 3:45PM By Zach Johnson
It’s a boy!
Hawaii 5-0 star Alex O’Loughlin and his girlfriend, surfer and model Malia Jones, welcomed a son on Oct. 25, the actor’s rep confirms to Us Weekly exclusively. The couple announced their pregnancy in August, one day before O’Loughlin’s 36th birthday.
The new parents have yet to reveal their son’s name.
This is the first child for the duo, who both have children from previous relationships; O’Loughlin is father to son Saxon, 15, while Jones is mother to son Spike, 3. The pair made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 9th Annual G’Day USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala in January.
O’Loughlin is in the midst of shooting the third season of CBS’ Hawaii 5-0 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Australian actor’s other notable TV and film credits include The Back-up Plan, August Rush, The Shield, Whiteout and Three Rivers.
Jones, 35, has appeared in magazines such as Sports Illustrated and Esquire. She has also been in commercials for Coca-Cola, VO5 shampoo and American Express.
Hawaii Five-0 cast, Sunset on the Beach 2012, Photo Officer 808
Terry and I went over the long list of questions written by you Undercover Special Agents, and there was lot of great material. I was inspired to use a few of those questions on the red carpet, but unfortunately I didn’t have hour long sessions with each of the actors, so I couldn’t get into really detailed questions.
So our works was cut out for us. There were many great questions, some were general, and some were specific. What we were looking for was a brief question that could provoke an interesting or thoughtful response. I didn’t get a chance to use this question, but Terry and I thought it was one of the best of the bunch:
kels says: For Alex or Michelle: What is the nature of Steve & Catherine’s relationship? Does he have actual feelings for her, or did he intentionally choose a woman who is never around because he cannot bring himself to be vulnerable with another person?
We thought it was an appropriate question for the new season, with Michelle Borth coming on board as a series regular. Congratulations to Kels, we’ll be in touch with you soon to get your information so we can get the last of the Hawaii Five-0 season 2 badge to you!