Uncle Vanya and Zombies

By Anton Chekhov and Markus Wessendorf

Directed by Markus Wessendorf, UHM Professor of Western Theatre

Society has collapsed, the University of Hawai‘i is a wasteland, and zombies are roaming the island of Oahu after a recent accident on one of the nuclear submarines off Pearl Harbor. To increase their ratings, a major network has turned Kennedy Theatre into a television studio for regular broadcasts of their new reality show “Theatre Masterpieces and Zombies.” The contestants on this show not only have to act in a classical play but also to survive its performance to win a flight into a “safe zone” or coupons for food. The major challenge for the contestants is to stay in character and get through the performance alive while fending off zombies released into the arena by the popular host of the show. After the peak ratings of last month’s The Tempest and Zombies, the producers have decided to go for a classic example of realism this time, Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya (1897).

Tickets and Showtimes

Nov 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 at 8pm

Nov 18 at 2pm

Regular: $24.00

Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff: $22.00

UHAA Members: $15.00

Students: $13.00

UH Manoa Students with Valid ID: $5.00

Super Saver tickets available until Sept 1. Non-Super Saver tickets are available online, at outlets, by phone and at Kennedy Theatre beginning Sept 10. All service fees included in prices.

Special Events

Free Pre-Show Chats: Fri Nov 9, Fri Nov 16, Sat Nov 17, all at 6.30pm in the Ernst Lab Theatre
Panel Discussion: The Zombie Renaissance: Why Now? Sat Nov 10, 5pm Art Auditorium (UHM)
Post-show Discussion Thurs Nov 15

UHM Student Buy-One-Get-One-Free Night Thurs Nov 15

Book Reading by Kyle William Bishop (The Zombie Renaissance: How the Walking Dead Have Come to Dominate Popular Culture) Thurs Nov 8 at 3:30pm at Hamilton Library

Book Reading by Storm Stoker (Once Upon a Zombie — a Zombie Fairy Tale) Sun Nov 18 at 1pm

Public Talk by Sarah Wayne Callies (Chekhov and Zombies – a Match Made in Heaven) Sat Dec 8 at 7pm on the mainstage