World Premiere of 'ICARUS FIGHTS THE MINOTAUR' Set for Tenney Theatre February 22 - March 8
The world premiere of ICARUS FIGHTS THE MINOTAUR comes to the Tenney Theatre stage next as Honolulu Theatre for Youth continues its 59thseason.
The play opens Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m., then continues Saturdays, Feb. 22, Mar. 1 and Mar. 8 at 4:30 p.m. All shows are at Tenney Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults (age 18-59), $15 for seniors (age 60+) and $10 for youth (age 2-17), see www.htyweb.org or call 839-9885.
Former local classics professor and award winning HTY playwright Yokanaan Kearns created ICARUS FIGHTS THE MINOTAUR specifically for the HTY audience. Where the original Icarus myth deals with themes of hubris and over-ambition, Kearns's creative re-imagining of the story explores friendship, relationships between parents and children, what it means to become a man, and tragedy. Icarus and Daedalus often disagree, but are also playful and loving together as father and son. The Minotaur is more than just a monstrous bull-man who inhabits a blood-drenched labyrinth; rather he is a character with true feelings who befriends Icarus and then unmasks a shocking surprise.
Guest director is Paul Mitri. Actors are Kala'i Stern as Daedalus, Alvin Chan as Icarus, and Samantha Stoltzfus as Hetairus. Set, props and light design is by Chesley Cannon; costume design is by Sandra Payne; sound design is by Max Louie.
Honolulu Theatre for Youth is Hawaii's non-profit professional theatre company providing theatre and drama education programs that make a difference in the lives of Hawaii's young people and families. Founded in 1955, HTY is recognized the world over as one of America's most honored theatres.