KUMU KAHUA THEATRE PRESENTS
Shipwreck’d on the Body Beautiful, or the Tats Dancing Man
James F. O’Connell, America’s first Tattooed Man, headlined P. T. Barnum’s freak show, proudly displaying his head-to-foot tattoos. Shipwrecked on the Caroline Islands in the first half of the 19th century, O’Connell saved himself from death by performing Irish jigs—and so began the slow process of his assimilation into Ponapean culture. Based on a true story, this poetic one-man show recounts a compelling narrative of physical appropriation.
Tickets: $5-$25 | January 17 – February 17, 2019
Kumu Kahua Theatre | 46 Merchant St.