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Department of Theatre and Dance
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
1770 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Contact: Jessica L. Jacob, Publicity Director
Phone: (808) 956-2598
Fax: (808) 956-4234
Box Office: (808) 956-7655 (v/t)
email: theatre-pr@hawaii.edu

November 20, 2004

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"Jim Gamble and his Puppets present Circus!""

The University of Hawai#i at M~noa’s Department of Theatre & Dance is pleased to announce the return of Jim Gamble and his world-famous puppets to the Kennedy Theatre mainstage on January 8th at 7:00 p.m. In this one-time performance of "Jim Gamble and his Puppets present Circus!" calliope and circus band music provide a colorful musical backdrop for string and rod puppets performing circus feats on an open stage. Skillfully manipulated by master puppeteer Jim Gamble, this production has toured Korea and Japan and was featured at "Open House at the Hollywood Bowl." It is perfect for families with children ages three and older. Gamble’s productions have been a Honolulu favorite for almost thirty years, entertaining Hawai‘i’s keiki - generation after generation.

With over 40 years of experience performing with puppets, Gamble’s fascinating productions and beautifully crafted marionettes have galvanized his acclaim in California, across the nation, and around the world. Each year, Gamble performs dozens of programs from Seattle to New York, Honolulu to Los Angeles. Past productions have traveled outside the United States to countries including Korea, England, the Middle East and Japan.

Tickets go on sale at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office, outlets, and on the internet on January 3. Prices are $10 regular; $9 seniors, military, UH Faculty/staff; $8 Children, Non-UHM students; and $3 for UHM students with validated UHM Fall 2004 or Spring 2005 I.D. For more information, charge-by-phone or disability access, call the Kennedy Theatre box office at 956-7655 (voice/text) during regular box office hours Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are also available online at or charge-by-outlet phone at 944-2697. A $2.00 per ticket service charge will be applied to all charge-by-phone, outlet and internet sales.

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WHAT: "Jim Gamble and his Puppets present Circus!"

PRESENTED BY: UHM Department of Theatre & Dance

WHEN: January 8 at 7pm

WHERE: UHM’s Kennedy Theatre Mainstage

TICKET PRICES:$10 regular; $9 seniors, military, UH faculty/staff; $8 children, non-UHM students; $3 UHM students with valid Fall 2004 or Spring 2005 UHM ID

TICKETS ON SALE: January 3

TICKET INFO: 956-7655 (voice/text)

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