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Kennedy Theatre's 2000-2001 Season

ON THE MAINSTAGE -
SEASON SUBSCRIPTION EVENTS


No One Will Marry A Princess with a Tree Growing Out of Her Head!
Book and Lyrics by Michael Elliot Brill
Music & Orchestrations by David Jackson
Directed by Tamara Hunt
Sept 22, 23, 30 at 7:30pm
Oct 1 at 2pm


Press Release

A musical fairy tale about a princess who, with the help of a quirky wizard, embarks on a quest to solve the riddle of the four winds so that she can reach her "happily ever after." A charming fantasy for the whole family, especially for children ages six and above.

Ticket Prices:
$10 Regular
$8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$6 Non-UHM Students & Children
$3 UHM Students
Tickets on sale Sept 11


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The Beast

La Bete (The Beast/The Fool)
By David Hirson
Directed by Lurana Donnels O'Malley
Nov 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 8pm
Nov 19 at 2pm


Press Release


This winner of five 1991 Tony nominations, a Drama Desk nomination for Best New Play of 1991, and the 1992 Olivier Award for Best Comedy of the Year is a period-style comedy that features rhymed couplets with a modern flair.

A actor-director must come to terms with his worst nightmare and his own visions about what makes "art" when his patron invites a swaggering braggart to join his acting troupe. A fast-paced comic romp and a tribute to the comic genius of the great 17th century French playwright Moliere.

Pre-Show Chats
Join us at 7pm before the Friday and Saturday evening performances and let graduate students from the History of Western Theatre Seminar enlighten you about 17th century theatre and Moliere's comic genius.

Ticket Prices:
$12 Regular
$9 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$7 Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM Students
Tickets on sale Oct 30


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Umbuik Mudo and magic flute

Umbuik Mudo & The Magic Flute
Produced and Directed by Kirstin Pauka
Feb 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 8pm
Feb 11 at 2pm

Press Release, Photos and Other Information

Martial arts, songs and instrumental music, dance, acting and storytelling combine in this unique West Sumatran theatrical form. Rarely performed outside of Indonesia, Umbuik Mudo is a tragic love story that unfolds amidst the wild jungles of Sumatra complete with magic flutes, robbers and dangerous quests. UHM students will train under guest artists in preparation for this production.

Ticket Prices:
$12 Regular
$9 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$7 Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM Students
Tickets on sale Jan 22, 2001


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Annual Dance Concert: Alumni Fest!
Featuring choreography by UHM dance alumni and performance by UHM Dance students
One Weekend Only!
March 9, 10 at 8pm
March 11 at 2pm


A showcase of exciting choreography by UH Dance Program alumni, including Caren Cario, a former dancer with the Ririe-Woodbury Company and present Director of Dance at Singapore's Lasalle - SIA College of the Arts; Darryl Thomas, former Pilobolus dancer and currently director of Oregon's Rainbow Dance Theatre and Professor at Western Oregon University; and Chris D. C. Ramos, who danced with Sean Curran before starting his own New York-based Ramos Dance Company.

A highlight will be "Bench Quartet," choreographed by New York's Doug Varone and staged by Hawaii's own Eddie Taketa, also a UHM dance graduate whose extensive dance career includes performing with Lar Lubovich, Tandy Beal, Alwin Nikolais, Murray Louis and now Doug Varone.

Ticket Prices:
$12 Regular
$9 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$7 Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM Students
Tickets on sale Feb 26, 2001

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Faust

FAUST I & II
By Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Directed by Dennis Carroll Translated in a performance version by Robert David MacDonald
Faust Part I - Thurs, April 19 & 26 at 8pm
Faust Part II - Fri, April 20 & 27 at 8pm

One-Day Complete Faust Cycles:
Sat, April 21 & 28 - Part I at 2pm, Part II at 7pm
Sun, April 22 & 29 - Part I at 2pm, Part II at 7pm

Press release
Synopsis

Faust is a huge 'dramatic poem' which occupied Goethe for sixty years and is regarded as one of the western world's most enduring masterpieces. Rarely staged and even more rarely done in its entirety, it strains the resources of the theatre to the limit and requires a huge cast of fifty players. It begins and ends in Heaven and paints the protean portrait of a hero whose primary sin is not his pact with the Devil Mephistopheles but his daring to question the limits of human and divine knowledge, endeavor and experience.

In the 21st century Faust is the prototype of the hero who restlessly questions everything, who is contemptuous of all those who settle for the easy score, who perpetually takes risks, and who is never satisfied with himself or what he has and who settles for no boundaries.

Director Dennis Carroll brings another Western epic to the stage. Those who saw his production of the complete Oresteia at Kennedy Theatre in 1989 were treated to an unforgettable performance. Don't miss this rare theatrical opportunity!

Ticket Prices for each part:
$12 Regular*
$9 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff*
$7 Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM Students
Tickets on sale April 9, 2001

*$1 off ticket price if purchasing tickets to both Faust I & II.

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Special Events on Kennedy Theatre Mainstage

Actor Robin Scott Peters

The African Tragedian
Starring Los Angeles based actor and director Robin Scott Peters
Oct 7 at 8pm

Press Release

A one-man tour de force honoring African-American actor Ira Aldridge. Aldridge become one of the most celebrated Shakespearean actors of his time but had to move to Europe to find his fortune. This dramatic montage celebrates the joy of performing while tracing the hurtful reality of being black during the early 19th century. This docudrama was developed from actual letters, reviews and photographs detailing the life and times of one of the earliest great African-American actors.

Ticket Prices:
$12 Regular
$9 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$7 Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM Students
Tickets on sale Oct 2

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Photo of Jim Gamble Peter and The Wolf
Starring Jim Gamble & His Puppets
Jan 13 at 10am & 7pm
Jan 14 at 2pm


Internationally acclaimed puppeteer and perennial Hawaii favorite, Gamble returns with this ageless musical tale about a brave little boy and his escapades with the wolf. Family fun especially for children aged four and above.

Ticket Prices:
$8 Regular
$7 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$6 Children & Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM Students
Tickets on sale Jan 5, 2001

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Photo of two dancers Doug Varone and Dancers
March 16 & 17 at 7:30pm

The New York Times says: "Doug Varone is that rare choreographer with a gift for expressing emotion through dance... He has a company of daredevils, profoundly human superhumans who dance on a dime, wheeling, darting and slicing the air at lethal-looking speeds." Currently one of New York's hottest modern dance troupes.

The Doug Varone and Dancers residency is produced and co-sponsored by Outreach College and partially funded by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Western States Arts Federation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Ticket Prices:
$20 Regular
$18 Students, Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$9 UHM Students
Tickets on sale Feb 26, 2001

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Primetime in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

Student work and MFA thesis productions in directing, performance and design are in the spotlight in the intimate 150 seat Earle Ernst Lab Theatre.

Note: Tickets for the Primetime Lab productions go on sale the Monday of the first performance week. All seating in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre is general admission. Latecomers will not be admitted to the theatre once the performance has begun.


Earle Ernst Lab Theatre Season

Blood Wedding
By Federico Garcia Lorca
Directed by Amber Jo Manuel
Aug 30 & 31at 8pm
Sept 1 & 2 at 8pm
Sept 3 at 2pm

Press Release

Written in 1933 this is the first of this great Spanish playwright's tragedies about life in rural Spain. The plot is based on the true story of a young betrothed who abandons her husband-to-be on the morning of their wedding day to escape with her childhood sweetheart.

Ticket Prices:
$9 Regular
$7 Non-UHM Students, Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$3 UHM Students
Tickets on sale Aug 26

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Fall Footholds

Fall Footholds
Oct 18, 19, 20, 21 at 8pm
Oct 22 at 2pm


A showcase for student dancers and choreographers. An opportunity for the rising stars of the Dance program to shine.

Ticket Prices:
$9 Regular
$7 Non-UHM Students, Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$3 UHM Students
Tickets on sale Oct 16

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Machinal
By Sophie Tredwell
Directed by Kelly Lynn Williams
Nov 29, 30, Dec 1 & 2 at 8pm
Dec 3 at 2pm

Press Release

Written in 1928 and using expressionist techniques to depict the plight of an Everywoman struggling to be an individual during the industrial revolution, Machinal's world is uncomfortably like our own mechanized, standardized, and computer-packaged world. Based on the sensational murder trial of Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray.

Ticket Prices:
$9 Regular
$7 Non-UHM Students, Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$3 UHM Students
Tickets on sale Nov 27

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Pharaoh's Daughters
Written and Directed by Gene Shofner
Feb 21, 22, 23 and 24 at 8pm
Feb 25 at 2pm


A play about Angelina and Sarah Grimkâ, the daughters of a major South Carolina slaveholder. The sisters become leading voices in the abolition and women's rights movements of the early 1800s, a time when it was thought sinful for women to speak in public.

Ticket Prices:
$9 Regular
$7 Non-UHM Students, Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$3 UHM Students
Tickets on sale Feb 20, 2001

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Spring Footholds

Spring Footholds
May 2, 3, 4 and 5 at 8pm
May 6 at 2pm


An annual event which this year features the thesis work of Master of Fine Arts candidate Catherine Zahrn.

Post Show Raps!
Join us after the Friday evening performances of Primetime and Late Night performances in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre for a free discussion. Meet the director, actors, dancers, and designers, ask questions, and share your thoughts about what you've just experienced!

Ticket Prices:
$9 Regular
$7 Non-UHM Students, Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$3 UHM Students
Tickets on sale April 30, 2001

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Late Night in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

Challenging performer-focused theatre, new work, and a place for student experimentation of all kinds at an unconventional hour in the Earle Earst Lab Theatre.

Note: Tickets for Late Night Theatre productions go on sale at the entrance to the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre beginning one hour prior to curtain. Advance tickets will not be sold.

All seating in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre is general admission. Latecomers will not be admitted to the theatre once the performance has begun.


Flipsides of Desire

Conceived of and Directed by Megan Evans
Sept 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 10:30pm

The brainchild of Asian Theatre doctoral candidate Megan Evans, Flipsides of Desire is joyfully seductive, performer-developed exploration of the promiscuous human desire to be somewhere, sometime, someone, somehow OTHER than where , when, who, how we are. An original work for the adventurous theatregoer.

Ticket Prices:
$7 Regular
$6 Students, Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$3 UHM Students with validated UHM Photo ID

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A Way Home

Written and Directed by Bill Carr
Nov 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 11pm

In this world premiere of a new script by MA student Bill Carr, an orphan, a reader of books, is captured by outcasts in a future underground world. Almost sacrificed to feed the dogs, she is allowed to live by the gang Elder but must continue to fight as the world around her grows more vicious. The production, a debate on language and culture, will--in the manner of Grotowsky's poor theatre--feature actors "using only body and craft."

Ticket Prices:
$7 Regular
$6 Students, Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$3 UHM Students with validated UHM Photo ID

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Dream-Tease

Directed by Elmira Tereshchenko
February 3,9,10 at 10:45pm and
February 4 at 8pm

A startling and macabre performance with elements of the grotesque, fantastic and dark comedy that touches the imagination of everyday. The audience will be shocked but induced to laughter by Absurdist Russian playwright Daniil Kharms.

Ticket Prices:
$7 Regular
$6 Students, Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$3 UHM Students with validated UHM Photo ID

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Zanni Got His Gun

Conceived and Directed by Tony Pisculli
March 9, 10, 16, 17 at 10:30 pm

Press Release

A Commedia dell'Art war epic that promises to be shorter than Saving Private Ryan, funnier than Platoon and stocked full of more crusty old war cliches than a double fistful of John Wayne's greatest hits. Physical comedy, sight gags and insane intrigue will pepper the story line performed by traditional commedia characters.

Press Release

Ticket Prices:
$7 Regular
$6 Students, Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$3 UHM Students with validated UHM Photo ID


Post Show Raps!
Join us after the Friday evening performances of Primetime and Late Night performances in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre for a free discussion. Meet the director, actors, dancers, and designers, ask questions, and share your thoughts about what you've just experienced!

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