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Friday, September 13, 2019 - 7:30pm to Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 2:30pm

Hilo Community Players presents Bare in the upstairs Kahua ‘Elua Theatre at the East Hawaii Cultural Center for ten performances August 13 – August 29th.


Showtimes are:
Friday & Saturday, September 13th & 14th at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 15th at 2:30pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 19th, 20th & 21st at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 22nd at 2:30pm
Thursday & Friday, September 26th & 27th at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 29th at 2:30pm
**There is no show on Saturday, September 28th**

Bare is a full-length, coming-of-age, rock musical, in which a group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school faces issues of sexuality and personal identity. As they struggle to come to terms with who they are, and who the world thinks they should be, they seek answers from their church, their friends, and ultimately, from within themselves. As their final year of high school draws to a close, they attempt to navigate the complex road from adolescence to adulthood and deal with the consequences of their choices as they prepare to take the next step in their lives.

Bare’s popularity and power stems from its honesty. It resonates with audiences as it provides truthful accounts of the common complexities that young people face. The show inspires, by showcasing the ability to break past the institutions of religion, education and family, that can sometimes force us to conform and hide behind a mask, rather than live a fulfilled life.

Bare received its world premiere staging at the Hudson Mainstage Theater, Hollywood, California on Octoer 14th, 2000. It opened Off Broadway in 2004 and an LA revival was staged in 2013 after multiple productions in cities around the world.

The production contains mature language and themes and is not recommended for young children. Parental discretion is advised.

Bare book by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo. Music by Damon Intrabartolo. Lyrics by Jon Hartmere.

The Hilo Production in presented by Hilo Community Players with a brilliant artistic staff who were involved in bringing you Next to Normal and Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka last year.
Direction by Dr. Rachel Klein
Musical Direction by Kanako Okita
Vocal Direction by Rachel Edwards

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Available on-line at

About the Hilo Community Players. Hilo Community Players was established in 1938 and is one of the state’s oldest amateur theater groups. It is an all volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible.