Shop at locally owned Shanghai Tang through July 22 to support the Chinese Theatre component of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Asian Theatre Program. The apparel and accessories boutique at Ala Moana Center is donating 10% of proceeds to the theatre program.
The Chinese theatre program, under the direction of Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak, has produced six Jingju resident training programs and featured numerous productions that toured internationally. The 2009–10 Jingju training residency will culminate with the production of The White Snake at Mānoa’s Kennedy Theatre, Feb. 5–14.
The White Snake is a retelling of the 1,500 year-old Chinese legend of two snake spirits who take the form of two beautiful women and descend to earth in order to experience human love.
Other Kennedy Theatre performances for the 2009–2010 season include a delightful environmental tale based on the children’s book When the Cassowary Pooped!; The Judith of Shimoda, a recently restored play by Bertolt Brecht; The Homecoming, by Nobel prize winner Harold Pinter; and Dancing Green, a concert of dances created on environmental themes.