‘The Good Doctor’ auditions this weekend
The Waimea Community Theatre will hold auditions to cast “The Good Doctor” on Sunday and Monday in Waimea.
The auditions for the production, which will be directed by Felicity Johnson, begin at 6 p.m. both days at the theater’s office and rehearsal space located at 66-1250 Lalamilo Farm Lot Road, located off of Mamalahoa Highway.
The production will be presented as staged readings on Aug. 17 and 18 at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Waimea. In “readers theater,” actors carry their script as a reference while acting. Waimea Community Theatre is incorporating the concept into its productions at venues like St. James’ church to provide entertaining plays and educational workshops that will increase interest in and experience of the theater.
“The Good Doctor,” a Broadway hit, is a composite of Neil Simon and Anton Chekhov. The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious and the fun unending.
The Waimea Community Theatre, established in 1964, is a 501(c)(3) that strives to promote local talent, increase theater workshops, reach out to new sections of the community and work with other community organizations.
For more information about the production, contact Johnson at 938-4603.
Office of Mauna Kea Management hires natural resources program manager
The Office of Mauna Kea Management has hired Fritz Klasner as its first natural resources program manager.
The hiring marks an important milestone in the Office of Mauna Kea Management’s efforts to fulfill its long-term commitment to preserve and protect the rare and often fragile natural resources found within the Mauna Kea Science Reserve.
Klasner earned his masters in geography from Oregon State University before moving in the late 1990s to Oahu. In 2000, while working at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, he followed the community conversations regarding the Office of Mauna Kea Management, its adoption by the University of Hawaii Board of Regents, and the formation of the Office of Mauna Kea Management, Mauna Kea Management Board and Kahu Ku Mauna by the University of Hawaii at Hilo Chancellor.
Prior to joining the Office of Mauna Kea Management, Klasner worked as a natural resource program manager and resource manager at the Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. He has also worked as an ecologist with the Pacific Islands Inventory and Monitoring Program at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.