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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, February 6, 2010

Kennedy Theatre offers ‘The White Snake’ in English

Advertiser Staff

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No, there’s no ’80s hair band on the Kennedy Theatre stage today.

“The White Snake,” a Beijing opera, or jingju, is being produced in English for the first time by the University of Hawaiçi-Mänoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance. The classic Chinese mythological play about a snake spirit who descends to Earth as a beautiful woman features comedy, drama, song, dance and even battle scenes.
If you see tonight’s performance, get there an hour early for a 7 p.m. preshow chat.
Showtimes are 8 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. tomorrow (with repeats Feb. 10-13 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 14 at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $22 general, with discounts for seniors, military, students and UH faculty, staff and students. Buy them at www.eTicketHawaii.com, by phone at 944-2697 or in person at the Kennedy Theatre box office.