Power and Folly: Japanese (Kyogen) Satire for the 21st Century

April 22, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Kennedy Theatre

FRI/SAT APRIL 14, 15, 21, 22 AT 7:30 P.M.

Matinee SAT APRIL 22 at 2:00 P.M.

Private Performance SUN APRIL 23 AT 3:00 P.M.

Location: Bakken Auditorium, Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu

Populated by wily servants, self-important lords, larger than life mountain ascetics, city slickers, and country bumpkins, this Japanese medieval comic form is as accessible to 21st century global audiences as it has been to Japanese crowds for 600 years. While comedy brings much needed laughter into our lives, it has also long been a gently yet effective way of delivering political and social criticism. This production will stage a wide array of kyogen plays, from classical to newly written, including a “Hawai’i kyogen” that will leave you laughing – and thinking – about some important current issues facing us today.


$25 Regular

$22 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff

$20 UHAA Members

$15 Students

$8 UH Mānoa Students with valid ID

Regularly priced tickets are on sale online at etickethawaii.com, by phone at 944.2697, at Campus Center, at Stan Sheriff Box Office, and at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office (during open hours).

Event Sponsor
Theatre and Dance, Mānoa Campus

More Information
John Wells, 956-7655, ktbox@hawaii.edu, http://manoa.hawaii.edu/liveonstage/power-and-folly/

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