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2005-2006 Season Performances

ON THE MAINSTAGE-
SEASON SUBSCRIPTION EVENTS

Click here for the 2005-2006 Kennedy Theatre Season Brochure
(pdf format)


The Boy Who Tricked the Moon

THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DELAYS IN THE THEATRE! LOOK FOR IT TO BE SCHEDULED IN THE 2006-07 SEASON! CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT 956-7655 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

By Rita Grauer
Directed by Tamara Hunt-Montgomery
(Originally scheduled for Fri, Sept 30 and Sat, Oct 1 at 7pm
Sun, Oct 2 at 2pm)

CANCELLED


Battle of Will
American Premiere
By Laurent Gaudé
Translated by David Greig
Directed by Markus Wessendorf
Nov 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8pm
Nov 20 at 2pm

Pre-Show Events on Sat, Nov 12 & 19 at 7pm
Interpreted in American Sign Language on Sat, Nov 19
Special UHM Student Buy-One-Get-One-Free Night on Fri, Nov 18

Battle of Will combines the tough-guy universe of Quentin Tarantino, the Godfather movies and The Sopranos with the elegance of classical French drama. The play of last year’s Prix Goncourt-winner Laurent Gaudé is about the power struggle between the Boss of a criminal organization and a Young Man whose family was murdered by the Boss. Markus Wessendorf’s production of Battle of Will at Kennedy Theatre will introduce the exciting work of the 32-year old French playwright for the first time to an American audience.

Press Release
Publicity Photos
Program
Poster

Honolulu Advertiser Review

Production Photos

$15 Regular
$13 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$10 Students
$ 4 UHM Students with validated UHM ID


Women Generals of the Yang Family
American Premiere of this martial Jingju (Beijing opera), performed in English

As taught by Madam Shen Xiaomei, Mr. Lu Genzhang, Ms. Zhang Ling, and Mr. Zhang Xigui
Translated by Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak and Huimei Chang
Directed by: Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak
Musical Direction by Frederick Lau and Daniel Tschudi
Feb 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 at 8pm
Feb 19 at 2pm

Pre-Show Events on Sat, Feb 11 & 18 at 7pm
Interpreted in American Sign Language on Sat, Feb 18
Special UHM Student Buy-One-Get-One-Free Night on Wed & Thurs, Feb 15 & 16

This full-length Jingju in English, features live music, beautiful singing, gorgeous costumes, and thrilling martial displays and is one of the most popular Jingju of the second half of the twentieth century. When the emperor prepares to surrender because the last male general has been killed in battle, the women of the Yang family take up arms. Through clever strategy and remarkable bravery they prove they too can be victorious. Master artist-teachers from China will be in residence for six months training UH students for this extraordinary production.

Release
Guide to Jingju
Bios on the Guest Teachers from China
Publicity Photos
Photo sheet on training program
Poster
Program

Honolulu Advertiser Preview Article (2/10/06)
Honolulu Advertiser Article
Honorary Degree presentation (2/10/06)
Honolulu Star Bulletin Article (2/12/06)
Ka Leo O Hawaii Preview Article (2/7/06)
Honolulu Advertiser Review (2/15/06)
Honolulu Star Bulletin Review (2/13/06)
Short video teaser (mwv file)

Production Photos I (Photos by Shimabuku)
Production Photos II (Photos by Barnes)
Production Photos III (Photos by Uemoto)

$18 Regular
$16 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$12 Students
$ 4 UHM Students with validated UHM ID


Annual Dance Concert
Hawai‘i premiere of an Alwin Nikolais piece, with new choreography by UH Faculty
Performance by students from UHM
March 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8pm
March 26 at 2pm

Pre-Show Events on Sat, Mar 18 & 25 at 7pm
Special UHM Student Buy-One-Get-One-Free Night on Fri, Mar 24

Featured on this year’s program will be a work by Alwin Nikolais, one of the preeminent choreographers of our time. His signature piece "Tensile Involvement" was his first major work and gave American modern dance a totally new look as dancers created an enormous and ever-changing "Cat’s Cradle" using long elastic bands. It will be seen for the first time in Hawai‘i along with exciting new choreography by UH Dance Faculty.

Release
Publicity Photos
Poster
Program

Honolulu Advertister Preview Article (3/17/06)
Honolulu Advertiser Review (3/24/06)

Production Photos

$15 Regular
$13 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$10 Students
$ 4 UHM Students with validated UHM ID


Rhinoceros
Hawai‘i Premiere
By Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Glenn Cannon
April 21, 22, 28, 29 at 8pm
April 30 at 2pm

Pre-Show Events on Sat, April 22 & 29 at 7pm
Interpreted in American Sign Language on Sat, April 29
Special UHM Student Buy-One-Get-One-Free Night on Fri,
April 28

Ionesco gives us a funny yet savage commentary on the absurdity of the human condition made tolerable by self-delusion. He shows us the struggle of the individual to maintain his integrity and identity alone in a world where all others have succumbed to the "beauty" of brute force and mindlessness.

Release
Publicity Photos
Poster
Production Photos
Program



$15 Regular
$13 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$10 Students
$ 4 UHM Students with validated UHM ID


Special Events

Jim Gamble and his Puppets
Mainstage
Sat, Jan 7 at 7pm

Award-winning puppeteer Jim Gamble returns to the Kennedy Theatre stage with his band of engaging marionettes. Gamble has toured his shows all over the world and wins the hearts of young and old with his band of life-like friends.

Release
Publicity Photos

$10 Regular
$ 9 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty
$ 8 Students, Children
$ 4 UHM Students with validated UHM Photo ID


Ticket Information

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 September 1.

Call the Kennedy Theatre Box Office at 956-7655 (voice/text) for an order form or more information. Tickets for mainstage shows also available online at www.etickethawaii.com.- (service charges will apply to all internet and phone sales).

Kennedy Theatre Box Office
1770 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
956-7655 (voice/text)


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PRIME TIME IN THE EARLE ERNST LAB THEATRE
 

Vinegar Tom
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Lurana Donnels O’Malley
Sept 7, 8, 9, 10 at 8pm
Sept 11 at 2pm
Post-Show Rap on Fri, Sept 9

A challenging yet engaging play with live music by Sean T. C. O’Malley to the playwright’s lyrics. This provocative production juxtaposes two eras, with scenes from the English witch-hunts of the 1650s and modern songs in the style of 1950s American pop music. One of the leading playwrights of our day, Churchill examines themes of women’s rigidly defined roles in society.

Release
Publicity Photos
Program
Poster
Honolulu Advertiser Review (9/14/05)

$10 Regular
$ 9 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff, Students
$ 3 UHM Students with validated UHM ID


Fall Footholds
Oct 19, 20, 21, 22 at 8pm
Oct 23 at 2pm
Post-Show Rap on Fri, Oct 21

The first Footholds dance concert of the season features a variety of dance styles and the choreography of MFA dance candidate Marissa Glorioso.

Release
Publicity Photos
Poster
Program

$10 Regular
$ 9 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff, Students
$ 3 UHM Students with validated UHM ID


Little Shop of Horrors
Book and lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith
Directed by Jennifer Linstad
Nov 30, Dec 1, 2, 3 at 8pm
Dec 4 at 2pm
Post-Show Rap on Fri, Dec 2

An unsuccessful floral shop assistant named Seymour finds that all of his dreams come true when he indulges in the carnivorous desires of a strange and unusual plant. First a popular Roger Corman film, Little Shop went on to become the highest-grossing and third longest running musical in Off-Broadway history.

Release
Publicity Photos
Program
Star Bulletin Review (11/25/05)
Poster


$10 Regular
$ 9 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff, Students
$ 3 UHM Students with validated UHM ID


The Ravanayana
World Premiere
By M A Richard
Directed by M A Richard
March 3, 4, 10, 11 at 8pm
March 5 at 2pm
Post-Show Rap on Fri, March 10

The myth of Rama as a Bollywood film noir. Told from the point of view of Ravana, Rama’s nemesis, the archetypal story is expressed through a mix of stylization and musical fusion. But a 1940s nightclub atmosphere cannot dispel a feeling of doom...

Release
Publicity Photos
Program
Honolulu Advertiser Review (3/8/06)
Poster


$10 Regular
$ 9 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff, Students
$ 3 UHM Students with validated UHM ID


Spring Footholds
May 3, 4, 5, 6 at 8pm
May 7 at 2pm
Post-Show Rap on Fri, May 5

The Spring Footholds concert showcases the latest choreography and performance by UHM undergraduate and graduate dance students.

Release
Publicity Photos
Poster
Program

$10 Regular
$ 9 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff, Students
$ 3 UHM Students with validated UHM ID


  
LATE NIGHT IN THE EARLE ERNST LAB THEATRE

No Exit
By Jean-Paul Sartre
Directed by Kris Fitzgerald

Nov 12, 18, 19 at 11pm
Nov 13 at 8pm
Post-Show Rap on Fri, Nov 18

Release
Publicity Photos
Poster
Honolulu Advertiser Review (11/16/05)

Originally written in 1943, Hell is turned upside down when Sartre’s powerful existentialist drama is reset into our turbulent times. Characters include a closeted gay man, a lesbian and a murderess as they struggle to understand their "Christian" assigned purgatory.

Tickets on sale at the entrance to the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre one hour before curtain
$ 8 Regular
$ 7 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff, Students
$ 3 UHM Students with validated UHM ID


Hamletism
Directed and conceived by Chong Wang

March 18, 24, 25 at 11pm
March 19 at 8pm
Post-Show Rap on Fri, Mar 24

Release
Program
Honolulu Advertiser Review (3/22/06)


A Letter to My Mother at the End of the World
Written by Kemuel DeMoville
Directed by Kate Nipko

April 22, 28, 29 at 11pm
April 23 at 8pm
Post-Show Rap on Fri, April 28

Release
Publicity Photos
Poster


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.


Last revised: May 19, 2006

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