PITI THEATRE COMPANY
Written and performed by Jonathan Mirin
Directed by Deanna Fleysher
Sound Design & Stream Engineering by M Florian Staab
Videography by Hannah Brookman
ONLINE: AUGUST 6 – 8 | Fri. & Sat at 8pm, EST | Sun. at 4pm, EST
Live, online post-show discussions with collaborators & guest experts, hosted by Trenda Loftin, follow each online performance.
Hawaii Five-G was sparked by the appearance of mysterious symptoms, as performer Jonathan Mirin’s partner became increasingly sickened by electro-hypersensitivity (EHS), a.k.a. “microwave sickness.” As her condition worsened, Mirin found himself compelled to become a public health advocate, activist & petitioner in a landmark legal case against the FCC.
The production is highly theatrical and employs many of the tricks and techniques theatre makers have been devising in this COVID-driven age of “Zoom Theatre.” Desperate to make theatre during the pandemic, Mirin raids his son’s Lego stash and creates a series of appropriately tiny Hawaii Five-O sets. His parody of the hit 70’s crime series is an eco-justice drama called Hawaii Five-G. The pandemic Lego movie goes viral, bringing nations together to re-imagine a future where even Monsanto re-structures as a non-profit. When faced with impossible odds, can humor, love and pieces of interlocking plastic prevent catastrophe?
Mirin’s mockumentary is like theatre…but flatter, turning what could be an earnest public health lecture into a fun and compelling dive into the opposing forces of corporate profit vs. public safety.
“Mirin is a performer with energy to burn.” – nytheatre.com
For best quality video and sound, this event will be held using Vimeo. You do not need a Vimeo account. 2 hours before showtime, all who purchased tickets will be emailed a link giving you access to the performance. You will be able to comment and pose questions during the post-show via a chat function.