Kennedy Theatre 2008-2009 Performances




On the Mainstage

The Little Snow Fox And Other Tales of the North Pacific

The Little Snow Fox
And Other Tales of the North Pacific

October 3, 4 at 7:30pm
October 5 at 2:00pm

Adapted by Kemuel DeMoville
Based on the book "TiQri, The Little Snow Fox" by Tamara Montgomery and Jodi Parry Belknap with illustrations by Joseph D. Dodd
Directed by Tamara Montgomery
Choreography by Amy L. Schiffner

A whimsical trilogy of stories about animals of the North Pacific told with the help of puppets, dance and special effects. Environmental tales that will delight children ages 3 to 8 and their families.

Ticket Prices:
$15 Regular
$14 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$12 Students, Children
$5 UHM Students with validated ID
All service fees included.

Tickets on sale online, at outlets, and at 483-7123 on Sept 15. Tickets on sale at Kennedy Theatre on Sept 22.

Press Release
Publicity Photos
Production Photos
Poster
Program
Short video teaser from the production
Short Malamalama "web extra" about the author, illustrator and the production
Honolulu Advertiser Review 10/04/08
School Show Reservation Packet
Teacher materials

Macbeth

Macbeth

November 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 8:00pm
November 23 at 2:00pm

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul T. Mitri

"Something wicked this way comes..."

Blood, witches, murder, ambition--Macbeth is a frightening look at the dark sides of ourselves when absolute power corrupts absolutely. A postmodern, multi-cultural take on one of Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedies.

Ticket Prices:
$18 Regular
$16 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$12 Students
$5 UHM Students with validated ID
All service fees included.

Tickets are available online, at outlets, at 944-2697 beginning Sept. 14. Tickets available at Kennedy Theatre beginning Nov 9.

Partial funding for Macbeth provided by the UH Special Fund for Innovative Scholarship and Creative Work.

Page to Stage information
Publicity Photos
Publicity Release
Poster
Production Photos
Program
Honolulu Advertiser Review 11/18/08
Honolulu Star Bulletin Review 11/19/08
School Show Reservation Packet
Macbeth Audience Guide

Sumida River

Sumida River (Sumidagawa)

March 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00pm
March 15 at 2:00pm

Guest Directed by Richard Emmert
Training by masters of the Kita School of Noh
Project Direction by Julie A. Iezzi

One of the Japanese noh theatre's most moving stories of a distraught mother's search for her abducted son. While crossing the Sumida River, she discovers the chilling truth of the whereabouts of her child. A rare glimpse at the power and beauty of noh's traditional music and movement, exquisite costumes and masks. Watch for the accompanying Noh-Kyōgen exhibit at the East-West Center Gallery.
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Ticket Prices:
$18 Regular
$16 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$12 Students
$5 UHM Students with validated ID
All service fees included.

Tickets on sale online, at outlets, and at 483-7123 on Sept 15. Tickets on sale at Kennedy Theatre on Feb 23.

Partial funding provided by the Office of the Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and the University of Hawai‘i Center for Japanese Studies.

Publicity Photos
Press Release
Program
Poster
Ka Leo Review 2/25/09
Honolulu Advertiser Interview 3/1/09
Honolulu Advertiser Review, 3/11/09
Translation of play by Richard Emmert
Honolulu StarBulletin feature, 3/6/09
Production photos, female cast
Production photos, male cast
Honolulu Weekly Feature, 3/4/09

Dance: Roots and Offshoots

Dance: Roots and Offshoots

April 24, 25, May 1, 2 at 8:00pm
May 3 at 2:00pm

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

A dance concert in tribute to the roots of the diverse dance heritage in Hawai‘i. Included will be hula, contemporary dance, and an homage to the centennial of Kim Ch'ōn-hūng, an extraordinary Korean dancer whose impact on Hawai‘i continues today.

Ticket Prices:
$18 Regular
$16 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$12 Students
$5 UHM Students with validated ID
All service fees included.

Tickets on sale online, at outlets, and at 483-7123 on Sept 15. Tickets on sale at Kennedy Theatre on April 20.

Publicity Photos
Press Release
Poster
Program
Honolulu Star Bulletin Review 4/30/09
Honolulu Advertiser Review 4/30/09

Special Events

Drums and Drama: Mask Dance from Sri Lanka

Drums & Drama: Mask Dance from Sri Lanka

Sat. April 11 at 8:00pm

A dynamic ensemble of eight dancers and drummers present a variety of mask dances with percussion accompaniment, primarily from the southern region of Sri Lanka. Exquisitely costumed drummers create a complex rhythmic backdrop for the masked dancers, who present a wide array of human emotions and folkloric stories, including some that are hilarious.

This dance ensemble is organized by the East-West Center (EWC) in Honolulu, and the Institute for Development of Community Strengths (INDECOS) in Matara, Sri Lanka, which has accomplished miraculous recovery efforts in the years following the tsunami devastation. The event is co-sponsored by the UHM Department of Theatre and Dance.

Ticket prices:
$18 Adult
$16 Senior Citizen, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$12 Students
$10 UH Manoa Students with validated UHM Spring 09 photo ID

Tickets on sale online, at outlets, and at 483-7123 on Jan 12. Tickets on sale at Kennedy Theatre on April 6.

Flyer

Prime Time in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

Fall Footholds

October 15, 16, 17, 18 at 8:00pm
October 19 at 2:00pm

New choreography and performance by UHM dance students.

Publicity Photos
Press Release
Poster
Program
Honolulu Advertiser Review 10/16/08

A Snow Day

December 4, 5, 6 at 7:30pm
December 7 at 2:00pm

By Kat Pleviak
Directed by Elise Sanders

When Rose wakes up and finds all the snow gone, she and her imaginary friend search the world over for the missing white. Kat Pleviak creates the script and puppets for this family show suitable for all ages.

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Poster
Press Release
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Snow Day Educational Activities for Teachers

Translations

January 21, 22, 23, 24 at 8:00pm
January 25 at 2:00pm

By Brian Friel
Directed by Lurana Donnels O’Malley

Set in 1833 Ireland, the play shows the personal and cultural effects of the loss of the Irish language. This play has strong parallels to Hawai‘i in the late 19th century. By the author of Dancing at Lughnasa. Watch for information about special lectures and discussions.

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Press Release
Poster
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Page to Stage
Honolulu Advertiser Review 1/24/09
Production Photos
Audience Guide

Winter Footholds

February 11, 12, 13, 14 at 8:00pm
February 15 at 2:00pm

New choreography and performance by UHM dance students.

Publicity Photos
Press Release
Poster
Program
Honolulu Advertiser Review 2/13/09

The Good Terrorists

April 1, 2, 3, 4 at 8:00pm
April 5 at 2:00pm

By Kyle Klapatauskas
Directed by Brett T. Botbyl

A provocative satire on the strategies of ‘nice terrorism’ in post 9/11 America. A world premiere by this MFA playwriting student.

Press Release
Publicity Photos
Program
Poster
Honolulu Advertiser Review, 4/3/09
Ka Leo Interview with Playwright, 4/1/09

Ticket Prices for Prime Time:

$14 Regular
$12 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$10 Students
$5 UHM Students with ID
All service fees included.

Tickets on sale online, at outlets, at 483-7134 on Sept 15. Tickets on sale at Kennedy Theatre approximately one week before opening night.

Late Night in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

Stop The Clocks: Two Original Plays

September 13, 19, 20 at 11:00pm
September 14 at 8:00pm

By Brad Larson

Two works by MFA Acting candidate Brad Larson, Hypegiaphobia's Contribution to Mental Hygiene will be directed by the author and Lost in a Day will be directed by Sara Robertson.

Press Release
Poster
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Program
Honolulu Advertiser Review 9/17/08

What!

November 15, 21, 22 at 11:00pm
November 16 at 8:00pm

Written and directed by Rikki Jo Hickey
Also featuring Learning to Walk by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Bronzen Golden Hahn

Publicity Photos
Press Release
Honolulu Advertiser Review 11/19/08

Seascape with Sharks and Dancer

March 7, 13, 14 at 11:00pm
March 8 at 8:00pm

By Don Nigro
Directed by Michelle Yung Hurtubise

Take a girl with a rough past, cast her in the ocean, and have a lonely writer save her: sex, mystery, a beach house, and a not so clear happy ending.

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Press Release
Program
Poster
Honolulu Advertiser Review, 3/12/09

Wiley and the Hairy Man

April 25 May 1, 2 at 11pm
April 26 at 8pm

For Grown Ups
By Suzan Zeder
Directed by Thomas Barron

This “adultified” children’s classic features live music performed by Hawaii's 2nd best jug band! Set in the swamps of Southern Alabama, 'Wiley' is a traditional American folk tale about a heroic boy who needs to overcome his biggest fear.

Produced by special arrangement with Anchorage Press Plays, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

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Poster
Program

Ticket prices for Late Night:

$10 Regular
$8 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff, Students
$4 UHM Students with ID
All service fees included.

Tickets for Late Night Theatre available only at the door beginning one hour before curtain.