Kennedy Theatre 2003-2004 Performances




On the Mainstage

The Paper Bag Princess and Other Stories

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

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

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.

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

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’Tis Pity She’s A Whore

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

By John Ford
Directed by Dennis Carroll

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.

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

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Betty’s Summer Vacation

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

By Christopher Durang
Directed by Guest Alumna Director Betty Burdick

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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Kabuki: Nozaki Village

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

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

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.

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

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Special Events

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.

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

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Prime Time in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

MORAL

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

By KISARAGI Koharu
Directed by Colleen LANKI

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.

Tickets on sale September 29:
$10 Regular
$ 8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$ 3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID

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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.

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

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Masked Balls

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

By Hilary Wright
Directed by Jennifer Goodlander

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.

Tickets on sale November 17
$10 Regular
$ 8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$ 3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID

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Ghost Sonata

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

By August Strindberg
Directed by Jennifer Goodlander

An Asian stylization of this Strindberg classic.

Tickets on sale January 12
$10 Regular
$ 8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$ 3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID

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Ashes to Ashes and Far Away

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

By Harold Pinter and Caryl Churchill Directed by Sammie Choy

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

Tickets on sale March 29
$10 Regular
$ 8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty and Staff, Non-UHM Students
$ 3 UHM with validated UHM Photo ID

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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.

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

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Late Night in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

Agamemnon

October 17, 18, 24, 25 at 11pm

By Steven Berkoff
Directed by Cassandra Wormser

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.”

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

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The Successful Life of 3

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

By Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by Emma Palumbo

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.

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

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The Most Massive Woman Wins

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

By Madeleine George
Directed by Jennifer Bolieu

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."

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

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Fair Rosamund and Her Murderer/Necropolis

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

By Don Nigro
Directed by MA Richard

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.

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

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