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2003-2004 Season Performances

ON THE MAINSTAGE -
SEASON SUBSCRIPTION EVENTS


The Paper Bag Princess and Other Stories

By Robert Munsch, adapted by Irene N. Watts
Directed by Tamara Hunt

October 25 at 4pm and 7pm
October 26 at 2pm

The books of well known children's author Robert Munsch come to life as The Paper Bag Princess outwits the pompous dragon, Mud Puddle teases his playmate and her dog, Mortimer keeps everyone awake, and Angela's Airplane soars into the sky. Puppets of all shapes and sizes enhance this production, making this a delightful play experience for children eight and under, and for their families, too.

Press Release
Program

Honolulu Advertiser Review

Production Photos (Part I)
Production Photos (Part II)

Tickets on sale October 13:

$12 Regular
$10 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty
$ 7 Non-UHM Students and Children
$ 3 UHM Students with validated UHM Photo ID


’Tis Pity She’s A Whore

By John Ford
Directed by Dennis Carroll

December 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 at 8pm
December 14 at 2pm

Shocking even today, ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore pulls out all the stops in its juxtapositions of farce, black comedy, violence, and riveting eroticism. Jacobean playwright John Ford (1586 - 1643) was the Brian De Palma of his day as he raided, parodied and deconstructed the Shakespearean canon. ’Tis Pity, with its incestuous lovers, is like Romeo and Juliet on speed, and the subplots of sexual intrigue, murder, and religious corruption explode in an all-stops-out climax. This will be the first Jacobean drama ever offered on Kennedy’s mainstage and is strongly recommended for mature audiences.

Press Release
Program

Star Bulletin Feature
Star Bulletin Review
Honolulu Advertiser Review
Ka Leo Review

Production Photos(Part I)
Production Photos(Part II)
Production Photos(Part III)
Production Photos(Part IV)

Tickets on sale November 24:

$15 Regular
$12 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff
$10 Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM students with validated UHM Photo ID


Betty’s Summer Vacation

By Christopher Durang
Directed by Guest Alumna Director Betty Burdick

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

All Betty wanted for her summer vacation was a little peace and quiet away from the city. What she ended up with was a handsome hunk on the make, a nice young woman who had been abused by her father, a quiet young man with hat boxes, an unexpected visit from her landlady, a flasher, and more! This very funny, very dark play takes a savage look at American pop culture, particularly our obsession with sensationalist television. Christopher Durang is one of America’s brightest contemporary playwrights, working for stage, screen and television.

Guest director Betty Burdick is a graduate of UHM’s MFA Directing program; she currently teaches at Hawaii Pacific University and Leeward Community College and has directed at Manoa Valley Theatre and Kumu Kahua Theatre.

Press Release
Program

Star Bulletin Review
Honolulu Advertiser Review
Ka Leo Review

Production Photos(Part I)
Production Photos(Part II)
Production Photos(Part III)

Tickets on sale January 26:

$15 Regular
$12 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff
$10 Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM students with validated UHM Photo ID


Annual Dance Concert: Music, Art, and Dance Fest!

Choreography by UH Faculty;
Music by Music Department Faculty
Performance by Music and Dance students from UHM

March 5, 6, 12, 13 at 8pm
March 14 at 2pm

The Annual Dance Concert turns Arts Festival for Spring 2004. This season’s concert celebrates the Music and Art Departments along with Dance. Music and Dance faculty provide compositions, choreography and direction for UHM student performances, Art faculty contribute visual designs, and student artists display their works in the theatre lobby. Contributors include Gregg Lizenbery, Betsy Fisher, Eve Walstrum Sanders, Vicky Holt Takamine, Peggy Gaither Adams, Takeo Kudo, Neil McKay, Armand Russell, Don Womack, Byron Yasui, Pat Hennessey and the UH Jazz Ensemble, and John Wisnosky.

Press Release
Program

Honolulu Advertiser Review

Production Photos(Part I)
Production Photos(Part II)
Production Photos(Part III)
Production Photos(Part IV)

Tickets on sale February 23:

$15 Regular
$12 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff
$10 Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM students with validated UHM Photo ID


Kabuki: Nozaki Village

Traditional Kabuki, performed in English
By Chikamatsu Hanji
Translated & Directed by Julie A. Iezzi

April 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, May 1 at 8pm
May 2 at 2pm

Star-crossed lovers, samurai, an innocent country girl, and a worldly merchant daughter, all add to the humor and drama of this spectacular kabuki. The culmination of a nine-month training program in Asian Theatre, taught jointly by kabuki masters from Japan and local experts.

Press Release
Program

Star Bulletin Feature
Star Bulletin Review
Honolulu Advertiser Feature
Honolulu Advertiser Review
Honolulu Advertiser Letter

Production Photos(Part I)
Production Photos(Part II)
Production Photos(Part III)

Tickets on sale April 5:

$18 Regular
$15 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff
$12 Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM students with validated UHM Photo ID

 

Mainstage Box Office Information:
All seating in the mainstage theatre is reserved. Tickets are available approximately two weeks in advance of the production opening. An Advance Ticket Super Sale, with specially reduced prices for early purchase, is available through October 1. Call the Box Office at 956-7655 (v/t) for an order form or more information.


 

SPECIAL EVENTS ON KENNEDY THEATRE MAINSTAGE

Jim Gamble & His Puppets

One Night Only: Saturday, January 10 at 7pm

Master puppeteer Jim Gamble brings his cast of puppet friends to Kennedy Theatre for a fun evening of family entertainment. Perfect for families with children ages 3 and up.

Press Release
Program

Star Bulletin Feature

Tickets on sale January 5:

$10 Regular
$ 9 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty
$ 7 Non-UHM Students and Children
$ 3 UHM Students with validated UHM Photo ID


The Kennedy Theatre Box Office regular hours are Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm. For additional information, disability access or to charge by phone, the Box Office can be reached at 956-7655 (v/t).

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PRIMETIME IN THE EARLE ERNST LAB THEATRE

MORAL

By KISARAGI Koharu
Directed by Colleen LANKI

October 1, 2, 3, 4 at 8pm
October 5 at 2pm

Department stores. Salarymen. Inari-sushi. Economics. Psychology. Elevator ladies. The nuclear family in Tokyo... and the bubble is bursting. MORAL is a contemporary black comedy about Japan, consumerism, and urban existence.

Press Release

Star Bulletin Feature
Star Bulletin Review
Honolulu Advertiser Review

Tickets on sale September 29:

$10 Regular
$ 8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$ 3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID


 

Fall Footholds

November 5, 6, 7, 8 at 8pm
November 9 at 2pm

The MFA Thesis work of Christine Berwin will be featured in a segment titled “DanceTalent.Cyberstage.com.” Works by other UHM Dance students will round out the varied program.

Press Release

Honolulu Advertiser Review

Tickets on sale November 3:

$10 Regular
$ 8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$ 3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID


Masked Balls

By Hilary Wright
Directed by Jennifer Goodlander

November 19, 20, 21, 22 at 8pm
November 23 at 2pm

Gentleman, diplomat, soldier, spy - and lady of leisure? Based on a true story, MFA playwriting candidate Hilary Hadley Wright's new script reveals that in 18th century France, changing sex could save your life. Another provocative, witty look at sex and gender from the artistic team behind last year's hit Hysterical: A Short History of the Vibrator.

Press Release

Star Bulletin Review
Ka Leo Review

Tickets on sale November 17:

$10 Regular
$ 8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$ 3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID


Ghost Sonata

By August Strindberg
Directed by Jennifer Goodlander

January 14, 15, 16, 17 at 8pm
January 18 at 2pm

An Asian stylization of this Strindberg classic.

Press Release

Honolulu Advertiser Review

Tickets on sale January 12:

$10 Regular
$ 8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$ 3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID


Ashes to Ashes and Far Away

By Harold Pinter and Caryl Churchill
Directed by Sammie Choy

March 31, April 1, 2, 3 at 8pm
April 4 at 2pm

Two of Western theatre’s greatest contemporary playwrights examine our trust in power and the consequences of that choice.

Press Release

Tickets on sale March 29:

$10 Regular
$ 8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$ 3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID


Spring Footholds

May 5, 6, 7, 8 at 8pm
May 9 at 2pm

Current work by UH dance students in a wide variety of dance styles.

Press Release

Tickets on sale May 3:

$10 Regular
$ 8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$ 3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID

 

PrimeTime Theatre Box Office Information:
All seating in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre is general admission. Latecomers will not be admitted to the theatre once the performance has begun. Tickets are available in advance the week of the production.


LATE NIGHT IN THE EARLE ERNST LAB THEATRE

Agamemnon

By Steven Berkoff
Directed by Cassandra Wormser

October 17, 18, 24, 25 at 11pm

A loose adaptation of Aeschylus’s first play in the Oresteia trilogy that incorporates dance, song and Asian theatre forms. This timely production of Agamemnon, according to the playwright, deals with “heat and battle, fatigue, and the marathon and obscenity of modern and future wars.”

Press Release

Honolulu Advertiser Review
Ka Leo Review

Tickets on sale one hour before curtain at the door only:

$8 Regular
$7 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID


The Successful Life of 3

By Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by Emma Palumbo

December 6,12,13 at 11pm
December 7 at 8pm

Fans of The Vagina Monologues and Hysterical, this is for you! This unconventional play delves into the enduring question of gender. Fornes uses archetypical characters to question the production of gender and its relation to human sexuality. The characters HE, SHE and 3 embody the subjects of feminist thought.

Press Release

Tickets on sale one hour before curtain at the door only:

$8 Regular
$7 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID


The Most Massive Woman Wins

By Madeleine George
Directed by Jennifer Bolieu

February 7,13 & 14 @11PM
February 8 at 8pm

It takes courage to face a world where fat is equated with personal failure, lack of self-control, and lack of femininity. As four women in a liposuction clinic share their stories and childhood memories, they strive for a new understanding of beauty. Body image affects us all, and The Most Massive Woman Wins speaks to our closeted inadequacies and how we punish ourselves for our "imperfections."

Press Release

Star Bulletin Feature
Star Bulletin Review
Honolulu Advertiser

Tickets on sale one hour before curtain at the door only:

$8 Regular
$7 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID


Fair Rosamund and Her Murderer/Necropolis

By Don Nigro
Directed by MA Richard

March 6, 12, 13 at 11pm
March 7 at 8pm

Don Nigro is the prolific author of challenging and undefinable plays that deal with madness, sex, obsession, history, love and more. Fair Rosamund and her Murderer possesses a ghostly presence that evolves into a portrait of impassioned and tragic romance. From the wasteland of Eastern Europe, Necropolis, sends a plaintive plea for human connection. Together the plays produce a bittersweet, ambiguous perspective on need, desire, ideals and romantic love.

Press Release

Star Bulletin Review
Honolulu Advertiser

Tickets on sale one hour before curtain at the door only:

$8 Regular
$7 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID

 

Late Night Box Office Information:
All seating in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre is general admission. Latecomers will not be admitted to the theatre once the performance has begun. Tickets are sold only at the entrance to the Ernst Lab Theatre beginning one hour before curtain.

The Late Night Theatre Spring schedule will be announced at a later date.


Last revised: August 3, 2003

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