Kennedy Theatre 2006-2007 Performances




On the Mainstage

Skupper Duppers

Skupper Duppers

September 30, October 6, 7 at 7:30pm
October 1, 8 at 2:00pm

By Flora B. Atkin
Directed by Tamara Montgomery

Ahoy, mateys! Set your sails for a theatre adventure with the pirates of the good ship Skupper-Dup. Journey across the high seas and explore magical folktales and legends from Alaska, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, and Hawai'i. The audience becomes part of the action as the ship sets sail. Be prepared to encounter fanciful puppets and colorful characters. Landlubbers beware! And for an extra treat come 45 minutes prior to showtime to experience a free interactive adventure in front of the theatre with the wild pirates of the ship Skupper Dup!

Ticket Prices:
$12 Regular
$11 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$10 Students, Children
$ 5 UHM Students with validated ID
Tickets on sale online and at 944-BOWS on Sept 18
Tickets on sale at Kennedy Theatre and outlets on Sept 18

Press Release
Poster
Photos
Program
Production Photos
Publicity Photos
Pre-show Video
Star Bulletin Review, 10/6/06
Honolulu Advertiser Review, 10/6/06

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

November 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 8:00pm
November 19 at 2:00pm

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Lurana Donnels O’Malley

Not seen at Kennedy Theatre since 1973, A Streetcar Named Desire is often considered Tennessee Williams’s greatest play. Streetcar premiered on Broadway in 1947 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The 1951 film by Elia Kazan won four Oscars out of its twelve nominations. Set in New Orleans, the play is the story of the conflict between Blanche DuBois (clinging to and haunted by the ghosts of her past) and Stanley Kowalski (her rough but vibrant brother-in-law).

The scenic design is inspired by the work of New Orleans artist and photographer Johnny Donnels and some of his art will be on view in the lobby. A screening of the film The Pink Satin Suit, about his life and work, will be held on Thursday Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Yukiyoshi Room.

Ticket Prices:
$16 Regular
$14 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$11 Students, Children
$ 5 UHM Students with validated ID
Tickets on sale online and at 944-BOWS on Sept 18
Tickets on sale at Kennedy Theatre and outlets on Oct 30

Press Release
Poster
Publicity Photos
Production Photos
Page to Stage
Malamalama Magazine
Stell-Off! Shouting Contest Poster
Feature article in Honolulu Star-Bulletin Nov 3, 2006
Program
Star Bulletin Review 11/17/06
Honolulu Advertiser Review 11/15/06

Circus!

Jim Gamble and His Puppets presents Circus!

January 6 at 7:00pm
January 7 at 2:00pm

Master puppeteer Jim Gamble returns to Hawai`i to delight our youngest theatre-goers!

Ticket Prices:
$12 Regular
$11 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$10 Students, Children
$ 5 UHM Students with validated ID
Tickets on sale online and at 944-BOWS on Sept 18
Tickets on sale at Kennedy Theatre and outlets on Jan 2

Press Release

Kyogen

Kyogen

January 26, 27, Feb 1, 2, 3 at 8:00pm
January 28, February 4 at 2:00pm

Directed and Translated by Julie Iezzi
Training by Japanese Kyogen Masters

Kyogen, a medieval Japanese farcical form, is alive and well in the 21st century. This program of four traditional plays will highlight the range of stock characters commonly found in kyogen plays, from the conniving servant, Tarô Kaja, and dim-witted son-in-law, to a very earthly demon and high-handed lord knocked from his high horse. A program filled with mirth that will bring anyone out of post holiday blues!

Funding provided by the UHM Office of the Chancellor and the University Research Council for Outreach Funding.

Ticket Prices:
$16 Regular
$14 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$11 Students, Children
$ 5 UHM Students with validated ID
Tickets on sale online and at 944-BOWS on Sept 18
Tickets on sale at Kennedy Theatre and outlets on Jan 16

Press Release
Poster
Publicity Photos
Brief synopsis of plays being presented
Master Artist Bios
Kyogen On The Go Touring Information
Honolulu Advertiser Article (1/26/07)
Honolulu Advertiser Review (1/31/07)
Kyogen Program
Honolulu Star Bulletin Review (2/2/07)

Annual Dance Concert: Dances from the Heart/Land

Annual Dance Concert: Dances from the Heart/Land

March 2, 3, 9, 10 at 8:00pm
March 11 at 2:00pm

This year's Annual Dance Concert features "Clowns and Other Fools," a suite of dances by Lotte Goslar, a dancer, clown, and mime, known for her whimsical choreography. Other highlights include excerpts from "Anytown," an American anthem by Shapiro & Smith; and Bebe Miller's "Blessed" performed to a capella gospel music. Other works by UH Dance Faculty will round out the program

Funding provided by State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the University Research Council.

Ticket Prices:
$16 Regular
$14 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$11 Students, Children
$ 5 UHM Students with validated ID
Tickets on sale online and at 483-7123 on Sept 18
Tickets on sale at Kennedy Theatre and outlets on Feb 20

Press Release
Publicity Photos
Poster
Program
Production Photos
Honolulu Advertiser article
Star Bulletin article

As You Like It

As You Like It

April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8:00pm
April 15, 22, 29 at 2:00pm

By William Shakespeare
Directed by new faculty member Paul Mitri

“All the world’s a stage...,” so muses the melancholy Jacques in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy As You Like It. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most produced comedies and features some of his best creation--Rosalind, Jacques, Touchstone, and Orlando. The play is about redemption as the characters find love, laughter, music and a simpler life in the magical Forest of Arden. As You Like It is directed by new faculty member Paul T. Mitri, one of the founders and past Artistic Director of the Seattle Shakespeare Company.

Funding provided by the Women’s Campus Club.

Ticket Prices:
$16 Regular
$14 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$11 Students, Children
$ 5 UHM Students with validated ID
Tickets on sale online and at 483-7123 on Sept 18
Tickets on sale at Kennedy Theatre and outlets on April 2

Page to Stage
Press Release
Publicity Photos
Production Photos
Program
Feature article, Honolulu Advertiser, 4/13/07
Feature article, Star Bulletin, 4/13/07
Honolulu Advertiser Review, 4/18/07
Lover and Her Lass (song used in production, composed by Mitch Mattson) mp3 format
Teaser from production (wmv format)

Special Mainstage Programs

Page To Stage

Kennedy Theatre announces a new program for high school, college, and university classes. A Streetcar Named Desire and As You Like It are the plays highlighted this season. Schools who chose to read the plays as part of their course of study will receive curricular support materials, be invited to a rehearsal, have a chance to meet the directors and actors, and receive ticket discounts for groups of 10 or more. For more information call 956-9609 or visit page to stage.

Free Pre-Show Chats

Guest speakers, lecture-demonstrations, and student presentations help you learn more about the production you are about to see on Saturdays at 7pm right before the performance!

Streetcar: Nov 11 & 18
Kyogen: Jan 27 & Feb 3
Annual Dance Concert: March 3 & 10
As You Like It: April 14 & 21

Performances for School Groups

Click here for school performance reservation information. Skupper Duppers, Jim Gamble and His Puppets, and Kyogen all offer special daytime performances for School Groups. Please call the Children’s Theatre coordinator at 956-2591, email at theatre-youth@hawaii.edu or visit www.hawaii.edu/kennedy and click on “school performances” for information and reservation forms.

Super Specials For UHM Students!

Reduced Prices!

Students registered at UH Manoa who pay student activity fees are eligible to attend all Kennedy Theatre events at significantly reduced prices! Students may purchase a $5 ticket to any Kennedy Theatre mainstage event or a $4 ticket to any Kennedy Theatre Ernst Lab Theatre event! To get the special UHM price students must present a current validated UHM Photo ID at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office. Students without current validation may still purchase a ticket at the regular student price.

Buy-one-get-one-free UHM Ticket Nights!

UHM students are eligible to receive one free ticket on selected evening performances of mainstage events with the purchase of a $4 UHM ticket. Buy-one-get-one-free tickets will be available only on the day of the performance beginning one hour before show time (subject to availability) upon presentation of a validated UHM Photo ID. It’s a great way for you and a guest to see Battle of Will (Nov 18), Women Generals (Feb 15 and Feb 16), Annual Dance Concert (March 24), and Rhinoceros (April 28) at a bargain rate!

These special UHM ticket programs are generously funded by the The Associated Students of the University of Hawaii and the Student Activity and Program Fee Board.

Advance Ticket Super Sale

Buy tickets to a minimum of three (3) mainstage productions and purchase them at super sale prices! See order form for pricing information. Deadline: Sept 1

Prime Time in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

Fall Footholds

October 18, 19, 20, 21 at 8:00pm
October 22 at 2:00pm

New work by UHM student choreographers and performers.

Tickets on sale Oct 16

Press Release
Program
Poster
Photos
Honolulu Advertiser Review

Fish Head Soup

November 29, 30, Dec 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8:00pm
Dec 3, 10 at 2:00pm

By Philip Kan Gotanda
Directed by Stan Egi

A family is torn apart by the presumed death of the youngest son, until the day he suddenly re-appears. Self-identity, dysfunctional relationships, and internalized racism are explored in this Hawai#i premiere. Searing drama and biting humor mix together in this brew of shame and secrets.

Tickets on sale Nov 20

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Poster

In the Heart of America

March 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 8:00pm
March 18, 25 at 2:00pm

By Naomi Wallace
Directed by Peter Ruocco

An exploration of the consequences of war on the body and soul. Set in the Kuwaiti desert before the onset of the First Gulf War, the play weaves together the stories of a love affair between two young male soldiers, a sister searching for answers back home, a ghost from Vietnam and the soul of an old soldier dealing with his legacy of violence.

Tickets on sale March 12

Press Release
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Poster
Program
Program insert
Honolulu Advertiser Review

Spring Footholds

May 2, 3, 4, 5 at 8:00pm
May 6 at 2:00pm

MFA and BFA thesis work from UHM’s graduating dance students!

Prime Time Ticket Prices:
$12 Regular
$10 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff, Students
$ 4 UHM Students with validated ID
Tickets on sale April 30

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Program
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Poster

Late Night in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

Share a Secret

September 30, Oct 6, 7 at 11:00pm
October 1 at 8:00pm

Directed by Jessica Nakamura

Inspired by the content, effect, and current popularity of postsecret.com, this actor-created work examines the place that secrets hold in our lives.

Press Release
Poster
Program
Honolulu Advertiser Review, 10/5/06

Thom Pain

November 11, 17, 18 at 11:00pm
November 12 at 8:00pm

Performed by Peter Ruocco

A gripping evening of two monologues. Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno is an award-winning monologue in which an ordinary man casts a wry glance at childhood, yearning, disappointment and loss. Conviction is an original monologue in which a possible suicide bomber/performer questions the inherent trust that exists between the audience and performer.

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A Matter of Life and Death: An evening of original theatre

March 3, 9*, 10 at 11:00pm
March 4 at 8:00pm
*post-show rap

Performing Your Life: Cross Cultural By Alan Shepard
Death Row 1, Seats 2 and 3 By Kyle Klapatauskas

Performing Your Life explores the inherent theatricality in everyday life. Death Row 1, Seats 2 and 3 takes a look at societies obsession with death and sports, but perhaps not in that order.

Ticket Prices:
$10 Regular
$ 8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff, Students
$ 4 UHM Students with validated ID

Press Release
Publicity Photos
Program
Poster

In Cahoots!: Explorations in Collaboration

April 14, 20*, 21 at 11:00pm
April 15 at 8:00pm

Volplane Choreographed by Tiana DeBell, Sarah Hart and Jennifer Sherburn
In Cahoots Choreographed by Beth Elliot and Maryann L. Peterson
Text Choreographed by Abel Coelho

Three original works exploring the body from contact improv to butoh.

Ticket Prices:
$10 Regular
$ 8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff, Students
$ 4 UHM Students with validated ID

Press Release
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