Kennedy Theatre 2002-2003 Performances




On the Mainstage

The Boy Who Stole the Stars

September 20, 21, 28 at 8pm
September 29 at 2pm

By Julian Wiles
Directed by Tamara Hunt

Fantasy and reality blend together in this exciting play about discovering the mysteries of the nighttime sky and the meaning of friendship. Share the adventures and challenges of a young local boy who enlists the aid of his dying grandfather to "count the stars" as his summer science project. A patchwork of visual images enhances the production as constellations are revealed and a dragon of stars challenges our hero to a battle. Opening night audiences will enjoy a stargazing party on the Kennedy Theatre lawn following the performance.

Tickets on sale September 9
$10 Regular
$ 9 Seniors/Military/UH Faculty & Staff
$ 7 Non-UHM Students & Children
$ 3 UHM students with validated Fall 02 ID

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Lysistrata

October 25, 26, 31, November 1, 2 at 8pm
November 3 at 2pm

By Aristophanes
Translated by Kenneth McLeish
Directed by Glenn Cannon

The source may be Greek, but the result will be anything but! Sex, war and politics are at their funniest in this very modern and very risque treatment of Aristophanes' timeless story about women finding a way to take charge in a world where men call the shots. This production will contain explicit sexual references.

Tickets on sale October 14
$12 Regular
$10 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$ 8 Non-UHM Students
$ 3UHM students with validated Fall 02 Photo ID

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Ky˘gen: Laughter for All Time

December 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 8pm
December 15 at 2pm

Directed by Julie A. Iezzi
Training provided by master artists of the Okura School of Ky˘gen

Perfect comedy fare for the holiday season! Ky˘gen is Japan's classical comic theatre, a tradition as popular today as it was 600 years ago. Three short plays depict situational comedies that will appeal to everyone--a story of a master and his conniving servants desperate to get into their master's sake supply; a tale of a mountain priest who plays a hilarious trick on an unwitting servant; and a family farce about a demanding wife and mother-in-law, and a put-upon husband who figures out a way to get back! Master artists from Japan will be in residence to train UH students for this exciting project.

Tickets on sale November 25
$12 Regular
$10 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$ 8 Non-UHM Students
$ 3 UHM students with validated Fall 02 PhotoID

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Dance Korea!
A Celebration of Korean Immigration

February 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8pm
February 16 and 23 at 2pm

Performance by students from UHM and from the Korea National University of the Arts

This unique collaboration between dance students from Hawai i and from Korea celebrates the 100th anniversary of Korean immigration to our islands. The concert includes performances by UH students choreographed by Jeong Ho Nam, a pre-eminent choreographer from Korea. Hawai i audiences and students will experience some of the cutting-edge work that is going on in Korea's contemporary dance scene as well as the work of a local Korean dance instructor.

Tickets on sale February 3
$12 Regular
$10 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$ 8 Non-UHM Students
$ 3 UHM students with validated Spring 03 PhotoID

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The Robbers

April 25, 26, May 1, 2, 3 at 8pm
May 4 at 2pm

By Friedrich Schiller
Translated by Robert David MacDonald
Directed by Markus Wessendorf

The works of the great 18th-century German writer Friedrich Schiller had a profound effect on all the arts of his time. His poem "Ode to Joy" formed the climax of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, and Verdi later based four of his operas on Schiller's plays. The Robbers, Schiller's first play, tells the dark story of two brothers driven to extremesľthe impetuous idealist Karl and his scheming brother Franz. This contemporary production will use a new translation of the play and will create a collage of contemporary references, various musical styles, and barren landscapes to tell the story of a family destroyed.

Tickets on sale April 14
$12 Regular
$10 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$ 8 Non-UHM Students
$ 3 UHM students with validated Spring 03 PhotoID

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Special Events

Jim Gamble & His Puppets "Celebrate America!"

One performance only: Saturday, Jan 11 at 7pm

Hawaii's favorite puppeteer returns again but this time with a show filled with red-white-and-blue spirit, songs, and patriotic numbers. This variety marionette show is guaranteed to have the whole family cheering!

Tickets on sale January 6
$10 Regular
$ 9 Seniors/Military/UH Faculty & Staff
$ 7 Non-UHM Students & Children
$ 3 UHM students with validated Spring 03 Photo ID

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Prime Time in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

Fine Dancing

September 4, 5, 6, 7 at 8pm
September 8 at 2pm

By Vilsoni Hereniko
Directed by Angela Mangano
Choreographed by Norman Mu˝oz

This Pacific ritual dance-drama about the magical and healing powers of Tahitian dance serves as a metaphor for sexual and cultural identity as a confused policeman and his alienated wife try to Ĺfind themselves.' Written by UH Professor of Pacific Island Studies Vilsoni Hereniko, the play will be directed by Angela Mangano as her MFA thesis production in directing.

Tickets on sale September 3

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Footholds I: Dancing Voices

November 13, 14, 15, 16 at 8pm
November 17 at 2pm

Choreography by Melissa Teodoro and Ana Paula H÷fling

This joint concert showcases the choreographic work of MFA thesis candidates Melissa Teodoro and Ana Paula H÷fling. The concert will include new works as well as some restaging of earlier works such as Bach Ĺn' Balls, a piece where orange balls dance to Bach's "Goldberg Variations"; Tchintchirote, In the Middle; Underwater Study; and Bachianas Cabeleiras, a comic piece about hair and bad haircuts.

Tickets on sale November 12

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Darkweed

January 29, 30, 31, February 1 at 8pm
February 2 at 2pm

By Deborah Poage
Directed by Sammie Choy

Darkweed is a venture into the realm of horror comic fantasy in which an aspiring comic book creator falls victim to his own creation as he is drawn further and further into fantasies of conquest and betrayal. Darkweed is the MFA thesis production for playwriting candidate Deborah Poage and will be directed by MFA directing candidate Sammie Choy.

Tickets on sale January 27

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Waiting for Godot

March 12, 13, 14, 15 at 8pm
March 16 at 2pm

By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Tim Wiler

Vladimir and Estragon meet Tarokaja and Jirokaja in this Ky˘gen-style staging of Beckett's masterpiece. This is Tim Wiler's MFA thesis production in Asian performance.

Tickets on sale March 10

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Footholds II: Young Choreographers on Stage

April 2, 3, 4, 5 at 8pm
April 6 at 2pm

An annual display of the best new work from student choreographers. Also included will be works by BFA candidate Traci Chun.

Tickets on sale March 31

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Footholds III: Fly High Fly Silently

May 7, 8, 9, 10 at 8pm
May 11 at 2pm

Choreography by Jennifer Butler
(Replacing "A Night at the Catwalk Club", choreography by Cora Yamagata)

Jennifer Butler, MFA Dance candidate, will create a full length program of her choreography, past and present.

Tickets on sale May 5

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Prime Time Lab Theatre Ticket Prices:

$9 Regular
$7 Students, Seniors, Military, UH Faculty & Staff, Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM Students with validated 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!

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

Late Night in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

Hysterical: A Short History of the Vibrator

September 21, 27, 28 at 10:30pm
September 22 at 8pm

By Hilary Wright
Directed by Jennifer Goodlander

A pair of graduate students team up to bring you this comic romp about sexual politics, the influence of capitalism, and the history of sex toys. The audience will even get to help decide the ending! Hilary Wright is an MFA Playwriting candidate and Jennifer Goodlander, an MFA Directing candidate.

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Crave

October 26, November 1, 2 at 11pm
October 27 at 8pm

By Sarah Kane
Directed by Taurie Kinoshita

This modern masterpiece by the late great British playwright will be the first Kane work to be presented in Hawaii. Kane, a key figure in the exciting new wave of British drama which has developed since 1995, committed suicide in 1999, leaving behind a fascinating legacy of five unforgettable and haunting plays.

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Tongue and Savage Love

February 15, 21, 22 at 11pm
February 16 at 8pm

By Shepard and Joseph Chaikin
Directed by Allyson Paris

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Chase

April 25, 26, May 2, 3 at 11pm
Post Show Rap following the Friday night performances

Conceived and directed by Cristian E. Ellauri

The national craze of hip-hop theatre comes to Kennedy in this Late Night Production. The character Chase helps his brother battle conformity with rap, dance, sound effects, blues and percussion.

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Late Night Theatre Ticket Prices

$7 Regular
$6 Seniors/Military/UH Faculty & Staff/Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM students with validated Photo ID

Late Night Box Office Information

Tickets for the Late Night Theatre productions go on sale at the door to the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre one hour prior to curtain only. All seating in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre is general admission. Latecomers will not be admitted to the theatre once the performance has begun.

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!

Tickets for the Late Night Lab productions go on sale at the door to the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre one hour prior to curtain only. All seating in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre is general admission. Latecomers will not be admitted to the theatre once the performance has begun.