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Bitter Roots: Waikīkī International Market Place’s “O Nā Lani Sunset Stories”

Let the torches be lit!”

The voice boomed through the International Market Place. Eleanor and Gwen instinctively looked up from their dinner.

We welcome you to join us now at the Queen’s Court, as we present O Nā Lani –– the Sunset Stories. Welcome, and Aloha!

An incantation was heard, and Gwen noticed tourists seeping out of the stores, and gathering around the grassy courtyard where they sat, eating.

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Just Winging It: ArtBox’s “JEB! An American Disappointment (Please Clap)”

Meet the Hanslick Girls: Gwen, Eleanor and Dania. Created by writer Zach Barr, they are a trio of friends who are always out experiencing the best of entertainment. Be it plays, films, concerts, exhibits, or games, they’ve learned that the arts are best when experienced together. They may not have the same opinions, but their conversations tend to make for an entertaining read. This week, we return to an older conversation, regarding the musical parody that took the 2016 election by storm. Let’s hear what they had to say…


“I just think they should have had more people of color in the leads,” Eleanor said.

“I mean, they had most of them,” Gwen said. She glanced back at the Art Box as they walked down the lakefill. “It was really only Jeb and Marco Rubio that were white. I mean, ignoring Connor Scott as Bill Clinton – the best part of the whole show.”

“That was amazing!” Dania said. “How incredible that they get someone who could actually play saxophone too. People are talented.”

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