Saturday, July 10, 2004

Hawaii Shakespeare festival opens in Honolulu
By John Berger
Why is Tony Pisculli directing an all-female cast in 'Love's Labors Lost' at this year's Hawaii Shakespeare Festival?
Because talent of either gender is a terrible thing to waste.

'If 100 people audition, and 50 are men and 50 are women, and you have 40 parts for men and 10 parts for women, you can be struggling to find actors to fill the male roles and throwing away talented women,' Pisculli explained.

The festival opens at Windward Community College's Paliku Theatre tonight and, for the second time since he co-founded the festival with R. Kevin Doyle and Harry Wong III two years ago, Pisculli is working with an all-female cast."

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