On The Scene
GREAT JOB, GEORGE:
Bree Bumatai, left, jumped into the photo Thursday as actor George Segal, third from right, chatted with Greg Howell, Bob Whiting, director Glenn Cannon and Loren and David Farmer at the opening-night reception for "Prophecy & Honor," Joe Moore's dramatic re-creation of the court-martial of Gen. Billy Mitchell, at the Hawaii Theatre. Although Segal's fellow guest star, Richard Dreyfuss, read from the script throughout the show, Segal, playing prosecutor Col. Moreland, made no more use of his note cards than any prosecutor would when trying a complicated, high-profile case.
THAT'S MY BOY:
"Prophecy & Honor" cast member Frank De Lima got a big hug from his mother, Pearl De Lima, before he went upstairs to show face at the reception. De Lima was perfectly cast as irreverent congressman Fiorello LaGuardia and gave a performance worthy of a veteran stage actor. He had no problems with his lines or his timing and made the colorful character come alive.
MS. LIN GOES TO WASHINGTON
: Brian Schatz, left, Joey Caldarone and Andy Winer talked story last Tuesday with veteran political operative Betsy Lin at her farewell party at the Ocean Club. Lin, field director of U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka's 2006 re-election campaign, is now en route to a post with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C.
AND EMMA MAKES THREE:
A few lucky music fans got an unexpected treat when Emma Veary visited Benny Chong, left, and Byron Yasui at Neptune's Garden Restaurant in the Pacific Beach Hotel on Friday. Veary was in the middle of her creme brulee when the duo invited her to join them for a song or two. She opened with a beautifully introspective rendition of "On a Clear Day," then paid homage to Hawaii with an equally romantic treatment of "E Maliu Mai."
FOUR STARS FOR "JOHN":
Director Tony Pisculli, left, congratulated cast members Gerald Altweis, Todd Coolidge, Savada Gilmore and Rob Duval after the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival's production of "King John" opened to a sold-out house on Wednesday. Gilmore had several powerful dramatic scenes, Coolidge was excellent in the title role and Duval provided a strong comic presence as the Bastard, aka Sir Richard.