Main Stage » The Genteel Sabai

Adapted by Musra Dahrizal
Directed by Kirstin Pauka

A daughter seeks revenge for the murder of her father in this exciting folk dance-drama. Randai comes from the Minangkabau ethic group in Sumatra, Indonesia, and features beautiful traditional music and singing, martial arts, dance and acting; and its signature pants-slapping percussion! Onstage seating available on a first-come first-serve basis at the performance to all ticket holders.

A special "mahalo nui" to guest teachers from Indonesia.

Click here for audition information!

Tickets and Showtimes

Feb. 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 at 8 PM.
Feb. 12 at 2 PM.

Advance "Super Saver": $16.00
General Admission: $22.00
Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff: $20.00
Students: $12.00
UHM Students: $5.00

Super Saver tickets available until September 1. Tickets are available online, at outlets, and by phone beginning September 12. Tickets available at Kennedy Theatre beginning January 23. All service fees included.

Special Events

Free Pre-Show Chats: Feb. 4, Feb 11 at 7 PM.

UHM Students: Buy One, Get One Free Night: Feb. 9, beginning at 5 PM. Don't miss this great deal!

East-West Center Gallery Exhibit:
Procession: Matrilineal Minangkabau in Indonesia
Open from Jan. 29 - Apr. 29


Press Release

Publicity Photos

Production photos by Reese Moriyama




Short clip from 2005 Randai production, Luck and Loss: Manandin's Gamble

UH Magazine Malamalama article on upcoming Randai (10/27/11)

Kirstin Pauka lecture about Randai at Duke University, Aug. 2010

Information on exhibit at Hamilton Library

Information on gallery exhibit at east-West Center Art Gallery

Enter Off Stage review of Randai

Television feature on Hawaii News Now Sunrise on 2/9/12

Television feature on KHON2 WakeUp 2Day on 2/8/12

Director of Randai on Hawaii Public Radio's "The Conversation" on Jan 23, 2012

Hawaii Public Radio's Noe Tanigawa talks with members of the Randai cast