Kennedy Theatre 2007-2008 Performances




On the Mainstage

Kraken Ka, The Komodo Dragon and other Pacific Rim Dragon Tales

Kraken Ka, The Komodo Dragon
and other Pacific Rim Dragon Tales

September 21, 22, 29 at 7:30pm
September 23, 30 at 2:00pm

Adapted by Kemuel DeMoville
Based on the book by Tamara Montgomery and Jodi Parry Belknap
Directed by Tamara Montgomery

Komodo dragons, weedy and leafy sea dragons and starry dragons will be brought to life with actors, puppets, music and magic. Adapted from the new children’s book Kraken-Ka, The Komodo Dragon by internationally acclaimed authors Jodi Parry Belknap and Tamara Montgomery with illustrations by Joseph D. Dodd.

Ticket Prices:
$12 Regular, $11 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, $10 Children/Student, $5 UHM student with valid Fall ’07 ID
Tickets on sale online and by phone on Sept 10; tickets on sale at box office on Sept 10.

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Click here for more information about the brand new children's book Kraken-Ka the Komodo Dragon by Tamara Montgomery and Jodi Parry Belknap with illustratations by Joseph D. Dodd
Ka Leo article, 9/20/07
Honolulu Advertiser feature, 9/22/07
KHON-TV morning news story, 9/25.07 (video clips)
Malamalama article
Honolulu Advertiser review, 9/28/07
Star-Bulletin review, 9/28/07

Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha

November 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 at 8:00pm
November 18 at 2:00pm

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion
Directed by Glenn Cannon
Starring John Mount
Musical Direction by Tom Bingham

Don Quixote tilts at windmills and "dreams the impossible dream" in this award-winning musical version of Cervantes’ classic story. Starring UHM Music Professor John Mount as the irrepressible knight who is joined in his quest by his "Dulcinea" and his sidekick Sancho Panza. Filled with unforgettable songs such as "The Impossible Dream," "Little Bird" and "Dulcinea."

Ticket Prices:
$16 Regular, $14 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, $11 Student, $5 UHM student with valid Fall ’07 ID
Tickets on sale online and by phone on Sept 10; tickets on sale at box office on Oct 29.

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Honolulu Advertiser Review, 11/16/07
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Peter and the Wolf

Jim Gamble Puppet Productions in “Peter and the Wolf”
featuring Master Puppeteer John Chambers

January 13 at 2:00pm

Master Puppeteer John Chambers of Jim Gamble Puppet Productions performs the classic tale of how Peter saves the town from a wolf. Using rod puppets and performing to Prokofiev’s famous score, Peter and the Wolf has been awarded the UNIMA Citation for Excellence

Ticket Prices:
$12 Regular, $11 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, $10 Children/Student, $5 UHM student with valid Fall ’07 or Spring ‘08 ID
Tickets on sale online and by phone on Sept 10; tickets on sale at box office on Jan 7.

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KGMB Video, 1/10/2008

A (Balinese) Tempest

A (Balinese) Tempest

January 25, 26, 31, Feb 1, 2 at 8:00pm
February 3 at 2:00pm

Directed by Larry Reed, Artistic Director of ShadowLight Productions, San Francisco
Musical Director: I Nyoman Sumandhi, Bali
Production Director: Kirstin Pauka,University of Hawai'i at Manoa

This unusual adaptation of Shakespeare’s most musical and magical play is about a sorcerer and dethroned Milanese duke (Prospero), who has been banished with his daughter Miranda to an enchanted island.

Guest artist Larry Reed fuses Balinese and Elizabethan elements with his hallmark shadowcasting method, which utilizes a giant screen and live performers to create a magical shadow theatre performance. The production will also feature live musical accompaniment by the UH Balinese Gamelan Ensemble under the direction of guest artist I Nyoman Sumandhi.

Ticket Prices:
$16 Regular, $14 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, $11 Student, $5 UHM student with valid Spring ‘08 ID
Tickets on sale online and by phone on Sept 10; tickets on sale at box office on Jan 14.

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KHON-TV video interview, 1/22/08
Honolulu Weekly, 1/23/08
Star Bulletin article 1/25/08
Honolulu Advertiser article 1/25/08
Honolulu Advertiser Review, Jan 30, 08
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Atamira Dance Collective

Atamira Dance Collective

February 10 at 4:00pm

Cosponsored by Outreach College

Atamira Dance Collective presents outstanding and unique Maori Contemporary Dance Theatre. Works reflect history, legends, contemporary issues, personal stories and whakapapa (genealogy/tribal links). A project based dance collective, Atamira encourages innovation in contemporary dance and choreography, while still respecting the Maori heritage.

Ticket Prices:
In Advance: $20 Regular, $15 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, $10 Students & UHM students with valid ID
At the Door: $25 Regular; $20 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, $15 Students & UHM students with valid ID
Tickets on sale online and by phone on Sept 10; tickets on sale at box office on Feb 4.

Annual Dance Concert

Annual Dance Concert

Febuary 29, March 1, 7, 8 at 8:00pm
March 9 at 2:00pm

Choreography by UHM Faculty and Guest Artists
Performance by UH Manoa students

New works choreographed by UHM faculty members, ethnic dance, and class works from the modern dance repertoire round out this diverse and entertaining program.

Ticket Prices:
$16 Regular, $14 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, $11 Student, $5 UHM student with valid Spring ‘08 ID
Tickets on sale online and by phone on Sept 10; tickets on sale at box office on Feb 4.

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Honolulu Advertiser story, 2/29/08
Honolulu Advertiser review, 3/10/08
Malamalama, Jan 08: "A Tale of Two Sonjas"

The Servant of Many Masters

The Servant of Many Masters

April 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 8:00pm
April 20 at 2:00pm

Directed by Paul T. Mitri

This newly worked twist on Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, with material from Molière and commedia dell’ arte tossed in, tells the story of a servant who mistakenly gets employed by more than one master and spends all his time trying not to get caught. Add to the mix a fiancé returned from the dead, girls dressed as guys, guys dressed as girls, a play within a play, and guest improvisers each night to keep things funny and fresh!

Ticket Prices:
$16 Regular, $14 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, $11 Student, $5 UHM student with valid Spring ‘08 ID
Tickets on sale online and by phone on Sept 10; tickets on sale at box office on March 31.

Press Release
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Honolulu Advertiser feature, 4/11/08
Honolulu Advertiser review, 4/16/08
Honolulu Weekly Review April 16, 2008
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Prime Time in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

Wild Man

August 29, 30, 31, September 1 at 8:00pm
September 2 at 2:00pm

By Gao Xingjian
Translated by Bruno Roubicek
Directed by Jessica C. Nakamura

Written by Nobel Prize Laureate Gao Xingjian, Wild Man follows an ecologist into a small town deep in the wilderness of China. There he finds a forest being destroyed by logging, a group of newly arrived reporters caught up in a search for the yeti, and a town lost between tradition and modernity. The play examines small town life, environmentalism and media sensationalism.

Ticket Prices:
$12 Regular, $10 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, Student, $4 UHM student with valid Fall ’07 ID
Tickets on sale online, by phone, and at box office on Aug 27.

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Honolulu Advertiser Review, Aug 31, 2007

Fall Footholds

October 17, 18, 19, 20 at 8:00pm
October 21 at 2:00pm

The UHM dance program kicks off the year with new work by UHM student choreographers and performers. This exciting program features the MFA thesis project from Beth Elliott and the BFA senior project from Maryann L. Peterson.

Ticket Prices:
$12 Regular, $10 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, Student, $4 UHM student with valid Fall ’07 ID
Tickets on sale online, by phone, and at box office on Oct 15.

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Honolulu Advertiser Review, 10/20/07
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Rejoice In the Lamb

November 28, 29, 30, December 1 at 8:00pm
December 2 at 2:00pm

Two women’s lives run a parallel course of constraint and self-discover—but one inhabits the world of 1900, the other the world of 2000. This eerie and challenging play by UHM playwriting candidate DeMoville, contains adult themes and is recommended for mature audiences only.

Ticket Prices:
$12 Regular, $10 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, Student, $4 UHM student with valid Fall ’07 ID
Tickets on sale online, by phone, and at box office on Nov 26.

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Honolulu Advertiser Review, 11/30/07

Pulcinella’s War

April 5 at 8:00pm

Starring Antonio Fava and Merve Engin
Cosponsored by Outreach College

Subtitled “The Life, Death and Resurrection of Pulcinella, who went to War for Love,” this commedia dell ‘arte production features Antonio Fava, a world-renowned master in commedia dell ‘arte, who is the son of a Pulcinella and father of another. On stage with Merve Engin, the two will give life to this great masked art form.

Event will be free and open to the public on a first-come first-served basis. Doors will open for seating at 7:30pm.

Spring Footholds

April 30, May 1, 2, 3 at 8:00pm
May 4 at 2:00pm

The UHM dance program ends the year featuring the thesis projects from MFA candidates Becky Helfert and Amy Redmond and the senior project from graduating BFA candidate Sarah Hartley.

Ticket Prices:
$12 Regular, $10 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, Student, $4 UHM student with valid Spring ‘08 ID
Tickets on sale online, by phone, and at box office on April 28.

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Honolulu Advertiser Review, 5/30/08

Late Night in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

Mercury: Science Fiction Theatre

Mercury: Science Fiction Theatre

September 22, 28, 29 at 11:00pm
September 23 at 8:00pm

Written by Terry Bisson and James Patrick-Kelley
Directed by Brett Botbyl

The Late Night series kicks off its season with three fantastical one-acts written by two of the greatest living science fiction writers of today. This is not your “Captain Kirk” style sci-fi, but rather a quirky demented combination akin to The Twilight Zone meets David Lynch!

Ticket Prices:
$10 Regular, $8 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, Student, $4 UHM student with valid Fall ’07 ID
Tickets on sale at the door one hour before curtain.

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Honolulu Advertiser review, 9/28/07
Honolulu Star Bulletin review, 9/28/07 (check toward bottom)

Steve Martin’s Naughty Bits

November 10, 16, 17 at 11:00pm
November 11 at 8:00pm

Directed by Nicole Brilhante

An evening of scathing hilarity as Late Night presents “Wasp” and other lesser known works by one of America’s favorite funny-men. Brilhante, no stranger to the Honolulu stage, is taking the plunge as director for the first time to bring these titillating tantalizing taunting tales to life.

Ticket Prices:
$10 Regular, $8 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, Student, $4 UHM student with valid Fall ’07 ID
Tickets on sale at the door one hour before curtain.

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Rumi

March 1, 7, 8 at 11:00m
March 2 at 8:00pm

By Paul Sills and Coleman Barks
Directed by Terri Large Madden

Paul Sill’s “story theatre” style of performance narration serves as the vehicle for this spiritual journey of thirteenth century Islamic poet Jalalludin Rumi. These tales of spirituality, sex and death are for mature audiences only.

Ticket Prices:
$10 Regular, $8 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, Student, $4 UHM student with valid Spring ‘08 ID
Tickets on sale only at the door, beginning one hour before curtain.

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Honolulu Advertiser review, 3/4/08

art/overcome

April 12, 18, 19 at 11:00pm
April 13 at 8:00pm

Jason Ellinwood’s collective poetry piece “art is what you can get away with” and Abel Coelho’s movement piece “overcome” will combine for an exciting double bill of new work.

Ticket Prices:
$10 Regular, $8 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, Student, $4 UHM student with valid Spring ‘08 ID
Tickets on sale only at the door, beginning one hour before curtain.

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Honolulu Advertiser review, 4/16/08