While it may sound strange, the name was carefully chosen by the founders to reflect the company’s mission and objectives. Mo`olelo is the Hawaiian word for story, legend, tale or narrative. At Mo`olelo, telling good stories is what we strive to do, recognizing the power of personal narrative to affect change in society. In addition, the co-founders were raised in Hawaii, and wanted to reflect the theatre company’s value for multiculturalism in the arts by selecting this Hawaiian word. So that’s why Mo`olelo. Funny word, good theatre.
How do I order tickets?
You can buy tickets online by clicking here. There are no processing fees for buying tickets at Mo`olelo. To order by phone, call 619-342-7395. You may pay by check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
What are your ticket prices?
General admission is $30 usually. Groups of 10 or more, students, seniors (ages 65 and older), and members of Actors’ Equity or Actors Alliance receive discounts. Check the specific show for more details.
Are all sales final?
Yes. Tickets may be transferred to another performance, space permitting, for a $5 fee by calling 619-342-7395, or logging back into our ticketing system and making the exchange on your own. This fee is waived for our patrons who have contributed at the $100 or higher level within the last 12 months.
Can I donate my ticket(s) to Mo`olelo if my guest and/or I cannot make the performance?
You have the option to donate your ticket if you notify the Company 48 hours prior to the performance date. Mo`olelo will then provide you with a donation receipt for your personal records. If it is less than 48 hours notice, you have the option to transfer your ticket(s), space permitting, to another performance date for a $5 fee. Mo`olelo will not provide a donation receipt with less than 48 hours notice, regardless of whether or not the ticket(s) is/are resold.
What if I miss my performance or arrive late?
If you miss your performance, every attempt will be made to transfer your tickets to another performance, space permitting. Late arrivers may not be seated until intermission, space permitting. There is no late seating for one-act plays.
Why are recording devices not allowed?
Our actors are protected by the rules and regulations of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States, which ensure that an actor’s work is not recorded, re-sold, or distributed without their permission or compensation. Further, flash photography is distracting and poses a danger to the actors during a performance.
Can I bring food in the theater?
Drinks are allowed inside The 10th Avenue Theatre, but no food as the packaging creates a distracting noise. If you bring your drink inside, please do clean up after yourselves when you leave the theater.
How do I get to the theater and where do I park?
Mo`olelo produces at The 10th Avenue Theatre in downtown San Diego. The address is 930 10th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101. It’s on the west side of 10th Avenue, between Broadway & E Street. There are surface lots at 11th and B Street, 11th and Broadway, 11th and E Street, and 11th and F Street with flat rates ranging from $3-$6. The rates are often raised on Padre game days. Please plan accordingly. The machines at these lots accept exact cash, Visa or Master Card.
There is also metered street parking, $1.25/hour, around the building. The meters are free after 6 PM on Mondays – Saturdays, and all day on Sundays.
Is that an apostrophe?
Did you know that what you might think is an apostrophe in Mo`olelo is actually an `okina? Look! Its pointing the other way to the right. You can find it on your keyboard on the same button as the ~. A Hawaiian glottal stop, the `okina indicates the reader should take break in breath, as in “oh-oh!” or “Mo`olelo.” Take a breath. Pause. Ponder.