WHAT: ACCLAIMED KABUKI ARTISTS TO PERFORM SEVEN SHOWS IN HONOLULU
Kabuki, the traditional theater drama of Japan, returns to Hawaii stages with famed Kabuki actor Shikan Nakamura VIII, joined by his sons, performing the popular Kabuki dance, Renjishi.
Six shows will be performed at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Kennedy Theater. In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Honolulu Festival, the finale will be at the Hawaii Convention Center on Friday, March 8. This is the first time Kabuki artists from Japan will perform in Hawaii since 1967.
Renjishi is a Kabuki classic that warms the heart and inspires a sense of family. Known for its spectacular ending, Renjishi tells the tale of a lion teaching his two cubs courage and strength by overcoming difficult obstacles, while portraying fatherly love and an unwavering sense of discipline.
Kabuki is an iconic Japanese art form known for its ornately painted actors, grandiose scenery, and skillful combination of folk music, song and dance. This type of performance art originated from the 17th century and incorporates revolving platforms and trapdoors, allowing for quick changes in scenery and theatrical entrances.
Seats are limited and guests are urged to secure their tickets early. Prices range from $80 to $100 plus taxes and fees. To purchase tickets, visit: http://bit.ly/kabukiinhawaii.
WHEN: March 2-8, 2019
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kennedy Theater
- Saturday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
- Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. –and– 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 1:00 –and– 5:30 p.m.)
- Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
- Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
- Wednesday, March 6 at 11:00 a.m. (doors open at 10:30 a.m.)
Hawaii Convention Center
- Friday, March 8 at 7:15 p.m. (doors open at 6:25 p.m.)