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2007-2008

Click here for PDF of season brochure.
Click on "play" button below for Season Highlights video.

On the Mainstage:

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

Adapted by Kemuel DeMoville

Based on the book by Tamara Montgomery and Jodi Parry Belknap

Directed by Tamara Montgomery

Sept 21, 22, 29 at 7:30pm; Sept 23, 30 at 2pm

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.

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Press Release

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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


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.


Man of La Mancha

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion
Directed by Glenn Cannon

Starring John Mount

Musical Direction by Tom Bingham

Nov 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 at 8pm; Nov 18 at 2pm

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."

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Honolulu Advertiser Review, 11/16/07
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Poster
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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.


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

Jan 13 at 2pm

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

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KGMB Video, 1/10/2008


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.



A (Balinese) Tempest

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

Jan 25, 26, 31, Feb 1, 2 at 8pm; Feb 3 at 2pm

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.

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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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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.


Atamira Dance Collective

Cosponsored by Outreach College

Feb 10 at 4pm

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

Choreography by UHM Faculty and Guest Artists

Performance by UH Manoa students

Feb 29, March 1, 7, 8 at 8pm, March 9 at 2pm

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

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


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.

The Servant of Many Masters

Directed by Paul T. Mitri

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

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!

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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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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.

 

For complete information about the 2007-08 visit or call 956-7655 to get a season brochure!

 


Ticket Information

Mainstage Box Office Information:

All seating in the mainstage theatre is reserved. Season tickets will go on sale on approximately July 15.

Call the Kennedy Theatre Box Office at 956-7655 (voice/text) for an order form or more information.

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

Wild Man

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

Aug 29, 30, 31, Sept 1 at 8pm; Sept 2 at 2pm

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. 

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Honolulu Advertiser Review, Aug 31, 2007

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.

Fall Footholds

Oct 17, 18, 19, 20 at 8pm; Oct 21 at 2pm

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.

Press Release
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Honolulu Advertiser Review, 10/20/07

Program

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.

Rejoice In the Lamb

By Kemuel DeMoville

Nov 28, 29, 30, Dec 1 at 8pm; Dec 2 at 2pm

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.

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Poster
Honolulu Advertiser Review, 11/30/07

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.

Pulcinella’s War

April 5 at 8pm

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 8pm; May 4 at 2pm

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.

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Honolulu Advertiser Review, 5/30/08

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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Late Night
IN THE EARLE ERNST LAB THEATRE


Mercury: Science Fiction Theatre

Written by Terry Bisson and James Patrick-Kelley

Directed by Brett Botbyl

Sept 22, 28, 29 at 11pm; Sept 23 at 8pm

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!

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Honolulu Advertiser review, 9/28/07

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

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.

 

Steve Martin’s Naughty Bits

Directed by Nicole Brilhante

Nov 10, 16, 17 at 11pm; Nov 11 at 8 pm

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.

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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.
 

Rumi

By Paul Sills and Coleman Barks
Directed by Terri Large Madden

Mar 1, 7, 8 at 11pm; Mar 2 at 8pm


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.

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Honolulu Advertiser review, 3/4/08




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.

art/overcome

Apr 12, 18, 19 at 11pm; Apr 13 at 8 pm
 
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.

Press Release
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Program
Honolulu Advertiser review, 4/16/08

Ticket Prices: $10 Regular, $8 Senior, Military, UH Fac/Staff, Student, $4 UHM student with valid Spring ‘08 ID

Tickets on sale at the door one hour before curtain.

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