of Theatre and Dance
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
1770 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Kristy Miller, Publicity Director
Phone: (808) 956-2598
Fax: (808) 956-4234
Box Office: (808) 956-7655 (v/t)
11, 2002 (9:36pm)
AND BAWDIEST THEATRE PRODUCTION IN HONOLULU
The University of Hawai'i
at Manoa's Department of Theatre and Dance presents the sexy political
comedy, "Lysistrata". Director Glenn Cannon directs this
play about a group of Athenian women and their pledge to abstain
from all sexual relations until their husbands agree to a peace
accord against the war they are fighting. "Lysistrata"
will be performed October 25, 26, 31, November 1 and 2 at 8pm and
November 3 at 2 pm.
Set outside of the Acropolis
turned into a fraternity house, Kennedy Theatre's "Lysistrata"
explores sex and identity, fertility and frivolity in a boisterous,
colorful and sensual production. Cannon has created a world where
ancient Greek history mixes with the colorful culture of today.
This version of "Lysistrata" will mix electronic rock
music, dance, martial arts and contemporary dialogue into a hysterical
comedy about who really "carries the big stick."
In this precarious time
with our nation's leaders pondering whether to go to war or not,
this production of "Lysistrata" will give a lively and
comic look at the two themes of enduring relevance: war and sex.
The title character, played by Amy Matsen who co-starred in last
season's production of "Crimes of the Heart," petitions
the women of Greece to go on a sexual strike. Lysistrata strongly
holds together the composure of characters like the attentive Kalonike
(Cindy Beth Davis), the alluring Myrrine (Kristy Miller), and the
daring Lampito (Stephanie Kong). The play reveals the hilarious
absurdities and incongruities of the human sexual drive using bawdy
abandon and a dazzling play of wit. The question is whether the
wives or husbands can hold out during this battle of the sexes.
Po'okela honoree Christine
Berwin returns to the Kennedy Theatre Mainstage as choreographer
for the production. People in town know her from trapeze flying
skink in "Eco-Circus," as a local gymnastics instructor
and as a performer in the Monkey and the Waterfall's "Still
on My Back." She will be choreographing all the seductive catwalk
dances for 30 dancers in this performance of "Lysistrata."
Tickets for "Lysistrata"
go on sale Monday, October 14 at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office.
Tickets may be purchased in person or charged-by-phone at the Kennedy
Theatre Box Office Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm. Ticket
prices are $12 Regular, $10 Discount for seniors, military, and
UH faculty/staff, $8 non-UHM students and $3 for UHM students with
validated Fall 2002 photo ID. Tickets are also available at all
TicketPlus outlets' phone room (526-4400) or at All TicketPlus sales
include applicable service charges. Group rates are available. For
more information, charge-by-phone, or disability access, call the
Kennedy Theatre Box Office at 956-7655 (v/t).
- 30 -
Friday, October 25 at
Saturday, October 26
at 8 pm
Thursday, October 31at
Friday, November 1 8
Saturday, November 28
Sunday, November 3 2
$10 Discount for Seniors,
Military, Faculty and Staff
$8 Special for Non-UH
$3 UHM students w/ valid
Fall 2000 ID