On the Scene
A SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT:
Casting director Anna Fishburn, left, congratulated playwright Edward Earl Pickard and cast member Roxanne Fay on Sunday at Hank's Cafe Honolulu after catching Pickard's new play, "Like a Bird," at the ARTS at Marks Garage. Fay gives an engaging performance as Sybil, the weary but loving wife of a gifted but dangerously unstable artist who has committed himself to a mental hospital. Now his fate is in Sybil's hands. Will she allow experimental treatments that could destroy her husband's ability to create? Pickard's play, based on a true story, explores the thin lines between imagination, genius, insanity and art in thought-provoking style. It closes with shows at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow and 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 521-2903.
A GREAT MADMAN:
Hank Taufaasau, right, welcomed "Like a Bird" star Gerald Altwies to the Sunday cast party. Altwies is magnificent as a deeply conflicted artist who might not be as insane as he seems but who also might not be aware of the danger he is in. The small size of the performance area allows the audience to catch every nuance of Altwies' performance.
ATTORNEYS' NIGHT OUT:
Richard Turbin, left, president of the Hawaii State Bar Association, welcomed Purevnyam B, president of the Association of Mongolian Advocates, to the HSBA Banquet last Friday at the Surf Room. Attorneys from Japan and Hong Kong also attended the HSBA's annual convention and banquet.
JUSTICE MOON IS IN THE HOUSE!:
Rai Saint Chu, right, welcomed Chief Justice Ronald Moon and his wife, Stella, to the HSBA banquet. The chief justice received several calls recently from people who'd heard about the latest CD by Hawaii hip-hop artist Justice Moon, but no, that's someone else entirely.
A 'PRIME' LOVE STORY:
Candy Diaz, left, and Kelli Heath enjoyed a preview screening of "Prime" Tuesday at Dole Cannery. Health said the story of a 37-year-old woman and her 23-year-old boyfriend "captured the reality of love and wasn't too outrageous." Diaz liked "the lighthearted moments." "Prime" opens today.