Part of FringeNYC: "Houseless in Paradise" (Po'okela Award Best Play), an entertaining documentary drama incorporating song, and "The Unsalable Thing" (William Faulkner Best Play Award), a poignant comedy, expose Hawaii's dark secret: it has the highest rate of homelessness in the country.Read more Show less
See it if want to educate yourself about the homeless in Hawaii
Don't see it if expect a polished production using available elements shown to their best advantage
See it if you enjoy documentary theater performed beautifully and simply.
Don't see it if 30-minute play that opens the double-bill is excruciating. Weak writing, terrible acting, absent direction. Total opposite of the main event
See it if You enjoy thought provoking new work that tackles a difficult subject with very talented actors.
Don't see it if You only like comedies or can not handle serious subjects.
See it if You appreciate actors that totally immerse themselves into their characters, you want to laugh and cry, and experience true stories onstage
Don't see it if Don't want to be affected deeply by powerful real theatre
See it if you never knew about the homelessness issue in Hawaii. The storytelling is fantastic.
Don't see it if you need a full theatrical experience.
See it if you like well-acted vignettes
Don't see it if you're expecting an exploration of homelessness with a Hawaiian perspective that differs from any other American locale
See it if You think theater should address critical social issues as well as entertain.
Don't see it if You don't want to come face to face with some disturbing issues
See it if You like theater with a clear, important message/mission. Solid cast. Very diverse, which is cool. Great costumes. and TRUE STORIES!
Don't see it if you hate monologues with a passion.
“One of the most powerful pieces of documentary theatre I’ve seen. It doesn’t show projections or statistics, nor does it overwhelm the audience with visual aids and special effects. The simplicity of the production highlights the tenderness and authenticity of the stories. I was drawn to every one of the individuals...Theatre has the power to heal, to connect, and to transform. Tjarks and director Dennis Gleason, as well as everyone in this impressive cast, understand that completely.”