Mo‘olelo o ke Koa

January 19, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Windward Campus, Paliku Theatre

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance announces the thesis project of MFA candidate in Theatre student, Todd Farley, in collaboration with Chamber Music Hawaii (CMH). Farley adapts and directs Mo‘olelo o ke Koa, an original Hawaiian translation of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) in time for the celebration of the centennial of the original work. The production features UHM actors and dancers as well as CMH musicians. Public performances are Monday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Doris Duke Theatre and Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Paliku Theatre. General Admission tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at A student performance will also be offered at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 18 in Paliku Theatre. School inquiries and reservations are being handled by Rochelle Uchibori at (808) 489-5038 or

L'Histoire du Soldat tells the story of a soldier who—while on his way home from the war—encounters the devil and is presented with an appealing deal: to exchange his fiddle for a magic book that will grant him everything he ever wanted. The original French text is by Swiss writer C.F. Ramuz and based on the folk tale, The Runaway Soldier and the Devil. Igor Stravinsky, a 20th-century Russian composer, scored the piece for a septet of violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet/trumpet, trombone, and percussion. The work also calls for three main actors (soldier, devil, narrator), a dancer (princess), and additional ensemble dancers.

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