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UHM Kennedy Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season

UHM Kennedy Theatre presents its 2018/19 season, Let's Play. From the playfulness of Thing 1 and Thing 2 and The Cat in the Hat to the pranks pulled by Puck in the forests of India to the fun of dance-theatre, Kennedy Theatre's 2018/2019 season is sure to be a good time. So come and play with us!

MAINSTAGE SEASON

The mainstage season opens with Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, a stage adaptation based on the classic children's book. Soon to follow and just in time for Halloween is a staged reading and live radio broadcast of the popular sci-fi story War of the Worlds, a special event on the mainstage presented by UHM's Theatre and Dance Association (TADA). In February 2019, audiences are invited to witness a spectacular collaboration of Shakespeare and Bollywood in A Midsummer Night's Bollywood Dream pairing together our Western Theatre and Asian Theatre programs. The mainstage season closes in April 2019 with Integral Bodies, an innovative dance production promoting inclusivity and challenging the prejudices of bodies.

PRIMETIME SERIES

The Primetime Series features the culminating thesis works of MFA directors, dancers, choreographers and playwrights and BFA dance candidates on the eve of graduation as well as experimental or chamber works directed by faculty. This year's Primetime Series opens with The Good Person of Setzuan (Kushner, adapt.) by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Wendy Arons, adapted by Tony Kushner, and directed by MFA in Directing candidate, Ike Webster. This production is followed by two Footholds dance concerts, the first in November 2018, and second in February 2019.

LATE NIGHT SERIES
Late Night Theatre is a student-run organization in UHM's Department of Theatre and Dance whose mission is to present experimental and quirky work not often seen in Honolulu. Budgets and technical elements are kept minimal in order to focus on students' acting and directing skills. Shows are presented at a student-friendly late-night hour.

Kennedy Theatre program and schedule are subject to change pending final arrangements.

Mainstage Series - on the Kennedy Theatre Mainstage

Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss Adapted by Katie Mitchell

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com
Directed by Nathaniel Niemi
September 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 2018 - FRI/SAT 7:30pm & SUN 2:00pm

"I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny." Join Sally and her brother as their rainy day blues are turned upside-down by a mischievous stranger in a striped hat. The Cat in the Hat creates a day full of wacky adventure, wondrous balancing feats, and zany rhymes. It all seems under control (well, maybe not to the fish) until the Cat unleashes Thing 1 and Thing 2, wreaking havoc on the house and leaving the children to wonder what mother will say when she returns home! Doctor Seuss's beloved classic comes to life on stage in an action-packed, hilarious romp that is sure to delight all ages.

Schooltime Shows for Students September 17-20, 2018. Contact ktyouth@hawaii.edu for details.

Advance SuperSaver Tickets on sale through August 31, 2018: $14 Adult and $8 Youth

Regular Ticket Prices begin September 1:

$8 UHM Student

$10 Youth (2-17)

$13 Non-UHM Student

$15 UHAA Member

$16 UH Faculty/Staff, Military, Senior

$18 Regular (Adult)

A Midsummer Night's Bollywood Dream
By William Shakespeare

Co-Directed by Paul Mitri and Sai Bhatawadekar
February 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 2019 - FRI/SAT 7:30pm & SUN 2:00pm

"The course of true love never did run smooth...."--so true for both Shakespeare and Bollywood shows. Shakespeare's most popular comedy meets the high energy song and dance of Bollywood as magic rules the forest in India, and the mischievous Puck plays havoc with everyone's love life. Join the lovers, fairies, rude mechanicals, kings, and queens for a spectacle of Shakespearean and Bollywood proportions.
Advance SuperSaver Tickets on sale through August 31, 2018: $16

Regular Ticket Prices begin September 1:

$8 UHM Student

$15 Non-UHM Student/Youth

$20 UHAA Member

$22 UH Faculty/Staff, Military, Senior

$25 Regular (Adult)

The first Saturday of this Mainstage production is "Throwback Saturday" - prices are from the good ol' days:

$5 UHM Student

$10 Other Discount Groups

Throwback Saturday: SAT 2/2/19

Integral Bodies

Directed by Peiling Kao

Dramaturgy by Markus Wessendorf

April 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 2019 - FRI/SAT 7:30pm & SUN 2:00pm

An innovative dance production that promotes inclusive dance-making and challenges stereotypes, prejudices, and assumptions about what a body means. Influenced by postmodern dance and Tanztheater, Integral Bodies is directed by Assistant Professor of Dance, Peiling Kao, in collaboration with DanceAbility artistic director Alito Alessi, a Guggenheim and the American National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipient. With dramaturgy by Professor of Theatre, Dr. Markus Wessendorf, this work of contemporary dance-theatre presents well-crafted physicality and choreography that embraces all kinds of bodies in performance. Movement is used to build equal opportunity for people from different cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, and physical abilities to perform together.

Advance SuperSaver Tickets on sale through August 31, 2018: $16

Regular Ticket Prices begin September 1:

$8 UHM Student

$15 Non-UHM Student/Youth

$20 UHAA Member

$22 UH Faculty/Staff, Military, Senior

$25 Regular (Adult)

The first Saturday of this Mainstage production is "Throwback Saturday" - prices are from the good ol' days:

$5 UHM Student

$10 Other Discount Groups

$15 Regular (Adult)

Throwback Saturday: 4/6/19

Mainstage Special Event

War of the Worlds-A Staged Reading

Presented by the UHM Theatre and Dance Association (TADA)

October 26, 27, 30, 2018 ALL PERFORMANCES AT 7:30pm

"Radio Listeners in Panic, Taking War Drama as Fact" read the New York Times headline on October 31, 1938. Many across the country who tuned in late to Orson Welles' live radio broadcast of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds became panicked, thinking the broadcast play about aliens invading Earth was, in fact, real news. Recognizing our current era of smart phones, social media, and instant information-or misinformation-and the impact of January's ballsitic missile false alert, the Theatre and Dance Association (TADA) presents a staged reading of Welles' drama in celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the infamous broadcast.

Visit manoa.hawaii.edu/liveonstage/wow

Primetime Series - in the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

The Good Person of Setzuan (Kushner, adapt.)

By Bertolt Brecht

Translated by Wendy Arons

Adapted by Tony Kushner

The Good Person of Setzuan (Kushner, adapt.) is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Directed by Ike Webster

October 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2018 - WED - SAT 7:30pm & SUN 2:00pm

Three Gods visit the earth to find just one mensch; one good person who will justify the world's continuation. No good person in Schun. Kwan was a bust. Maybe they will have better luck in Setzuan. But how can a person be good while desperately struggling to make ends meet? Shen Te must sell herself to get by. Wang must sell water but can only do that if it's not raining. Rug sellers peddle their wares. The Policeman instils his own order. Will the Gods ever find their mensch?

Fall Footholds

November 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2018 - WED - SAT 7:30pm & SUN 2:00pm

This biannual dance concert showcases the culmination of years of study and sweat. It features exemplary undergraduate student choreography as well as graduating MFA students' thesis works in a variety of dance styles.

Winter Footholds

February 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2019 - WED - SAT 7:30pm & SUN 2:00pm

The second of two Kennedy Theatre Footholds 2018/2019 dance concerts spotlights additional undergraduate and graduate student choreography and performance.

The Country Wife

By William Wycherly

Directed by Stacy Ray

April 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2019 - WED - SAT 7:30pm & SUN 2:00pm

Restoration Comedy (written in 17th century England) is known for bawdiness and a satirical, sometimes farcical, view of sexuality and marriage. A Country Wife includes diabolical cads, flirts, rakes, and other delightful yet unsavory characters in a war of wits and dimwits.

Primetime Series Ticket Prices

$8 UHM Student

$13 Non-UHM Student/Youth

$16 UH Faculty/Staff, Military, Senior

$18 Regular (Adult)

Late Night Series - In the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

It Comes in Threes: An Evening of Quick Comedies

Directed by MFA Directing Candidate Robert Sanchez and PhD Candidate Keita Beni

September 15, 16, 21, 22, 2018, FRI & SAT AT 9:30pm, SUN SEP 16 at 7:30pm

A night of hilarity is sure to ensue at Late Night's production of It Comes in Threes: An Evening of Quick Comedies. This performance features three one-act comedies including Christopher Durang's The Actor's Nightmare, David Ives' Sure Thing, and a surprise third comedy! Have the homesick/back to school blues? Come and have a dose of life's best medicine: laughter!

Murder at the Victorian Estate!

Directed by MFA Western Acting Candidate Emily Steward

November 29 & 30, 2018 & December 1 & 2 2018 - THU - SAT 9:30pm & SUN 7:30pm

Are you a fan of murder mysteries? Do you like Victorian era haunted mansions? Then hop on board with Murder at the Victorian Estate!, the original improvised show where danger and comedy are hidden around every corner. Hair-raisingly scary and belly-achingly hilarious, this show will leave you rolling on the floor. Inspired by films such as Clue! and Haunted Honeymoon, you've never seen comedy like this.

Late Night Series Ticket Prices

$5 UHM Student

$8 Discount Groups (Military, Senior, UH Faculty/Staff, Students)

$10 Regular (Adult)

Advance Supersaver Tickets

Audience members can save substantially on tickets to Kennedy Mainstage shows by buying early. Advance Supersaver Tickets will be on sale until August 31, 2018 and may be purchased by phone at (808) 956-2601 and via mail order. More information at: manoa.hawaii.edu/liveonstage/kennedy-theatre.

Standard-Priced Tickets

Regularly-priced tickets to all Mainstage and Primetime productions will go on sale beginning Sep. 3 and may be purchased online at www.etickethawaii.com, by phone at (808) 944-2697, at official outlets, and at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office during sale periods only. Tickets to Late Night Theatre performances will only be available at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office one hour before each performance begins.



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