Curtains about to rise on four productions
|From left, Richard MacPherson, Melanie Garcia and Alison Gal are among the cast in the Titanic mystery "Scotland Road."
"Jim Gamble and his Puppets: The Wonderful World of Puppets" is a family-friendly, 50-minute romp with some of Gamble's best-loved marionettes. Gamble, who has performed worldwide, has been entertaining Hawai'i kids of all ages for nearly three decades.
7 p.m. Saturday at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa's Kennedy Theatre mainstage. Tickets are $10 general; $9 seniors, military, UH faculty/staff; $7 non-UHM students and children; $3 UHM students. 956-7655.
"The Ghost Sonata," by August Strindberg, is directed by MFA candidate Jennifer Goodlander and incorporates Japanese theater techniques in an examination of the darker side of beauty.
8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Jan. 16 (with post-show rap), 17 and 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa's Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. Tickets are $10 general; $8 non-UHM students, seniors, military, UH faculty/staff; $3 UHM students. 956-7655.
"Scotland Road," a psychological thriller by Jeffrey Hatcher, is directed by Vanita Rae Smith. It's the 1990s: A woman in her 20s, clothed in 1912 attire, is found on an ice floe; she utters one word, "Titanic!" Thus begins a mystery and a series of mind games to get to the truth. Scotland Road, by the way, was the name of a servants' passageway that penetrated all levels of the doomed passenger ship.
Premieres at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, repeating at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, through Feb. 1 at Manoa Valley Theatre. Tickets are $25; $5 discount for seniors and military; $15 for those 25 and younger. Pre-performance dinner service is available on the theater's lanai Wednesdays through Saturdays. 988-6131.
"Langston Who?" by the Alliance for Drama Education's T-Shirt Theatre of Kalihi, returns to the stage for two shows beginning Thursday. The production premiered in November.
4:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at Farrington High School's auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door. 732-0153.