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Troilus and Cressida
by William Shakespeare
directed by R. Kevin Garcia Doyle

July 19 - July 28, 2013

This love will undo us all ... 

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Troilus and Cressida

Cressida

 

Companion Lecture
FREE companion lecture, Saturday, July 27 at 6:30pm

 

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Synopsis
After years of fighting, the Trojan War has reached a standstill. The Greek forces are demoralized and on the verge of open rebellion. The Trojans have grown so used to war that some of their warriors are thinking more of love and less of battle. One such Trojan is Troilus, who has fallen in love from afar with the beautiful, witty Cressida. The tongue tied young man employs Cressida's aunt, Pandara, to arrange an assignation between the two young lovers. 

Meanwhile, among the Greeks, Ulysses has decided to confront their soldiers' unrest by humiliating the de facto leader of the dissension, Achilles. Achilles spends all day lounging around with his lover, Patroclus, and refuses to go to battle Ulysses plots to make the Greek soldiers esteem the oafish Ajax over the intractable Achilles in the hopes that it will motivate the later into taking up arms.

However, when Cressida is traded to the Greeks for a Trojan prisoner of war and when Patroclus meets with a violent end, things turn deadly for Trojan and Greek alike.

Cast

 
Nestor
Priam
Troilus
Cressida
Calchas
Patrocles
Thersites
Pandara
Achiles
Antenor
Helen
Paris
Ulysses
Alexander
Hector
Cassandra
Ajax
Diomedes
Andromache
Agamemnon
Aenus

Richard Valasek
Michael Bick
Alvin Chan
Lacey Perrine Chu
Andrew Chow
Eric Combs
Shawn Forsythe
Sharon Garcia Doyle
Moses Goods
JEDI
Linda Molina
Michal Nowicki
Q
Montana Rizzuto
Jonathan Clarke Sypert
Jackie Tufa-Marques
Albert Ueligitone
Paul Yau
Jasmine Fernandez
Troy M. Apostol
Billy Comstock
 

Timon of Athens
by William Shakespeare
directed by Tony Pisculli
and Eleanor Svaton

August 9 - August 18, 2013

Timon will to the woods,
where he shall find
the unkindest beast
more kinder than mankind ...

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TImon of Athens

Timon

Companion Lecture
FREE companion lecture, Saturday, Aug 17 at 6:30pm

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Synopsis
Timon opens his house and his coffers to his friends, but when the well runs dry, who will return his favors?

Shakespeare based the character of Timon on a historical figure, a noted misanthropist, and asked himself what could cause someone to turn his back on all mankind?

This production, in a Hawaii Shakespeare Festival first, uses gender-blind casting.

Cast  
Timon
Apemantus
Flavius
Alcibiades
Poet
Painter
Jeweler
Lucius
Lucullus
Sempronius
First Senator
Second Senator
Third Senator
Lucilius
Flaminius
Servilius
Philotus
Cupid
Hortensius

Shawn A. Thomsen
Joe Abraham
Victoria Brown-Wilson
Stephanie Keiko Kong
Kelsey Baehreng
Diana Wan
Kaitlin Souza
Andy Valencia
Kerrie Thornton
Christine Lamborn
Brooke Jones
Lisa Ahn
H. R. H. Fleur
Daniel Traver
Jaime Bradner
Rachel Uyeno
Keila Ching
Victoria Sprowls
Brandon Hagio
 

As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
directed by Taurie Kinoshita

August 23 - September 1, 2013

All the world's a stage
and the men and women merely players ...

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As You Like It

As You Lilke It - Wedding

Companion Lecture
FREE companion lecture, Saturday, Aug 31 at 6:30pm

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Synopsis
As You Like It includes cross-dressing, family feuds, a Roman God of Marriage, homoeroticism, dance and song, love-at-first-sight, and is one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated comedies.

Rosalind, Shakespeare’s consummate heroine, is exiled from the corrupted court of Duke Frederick and travels with her best friend and cousin, Celia, along with the inimitable Touchstone, to the golden forest of Arden (biblical and Arcadian in tenor). Disguised as a young man, Rosalind is chased by the shepherdess Phebe (who scorns the love of the shepherd, Silvius), and counsels Orlando (who she loves) in order to cure him of his love.

Love, in all its many forms--unrequited love, courtly love, bawdy physical love, sisterly love, paternal love—is explored in a series of juxtapositions. Considered both a celebration and satire of the pastoral form, As You Like It presents a string of oppositions (Court versus Country, Nature versus Fortune, Appearance versus Reality), weaving a pattern of entertaining harmonies and counterpoints.

As You Like It shows how the life-affirming spirit of love, reconciliation, self-knowledge, wisdom and the goodness of Nature can triumph over blind fortune and injustice. Instead of the denouement, marriage is the ultimate climax of love; As You Like It confirms marriage as an institution, along with the return of civilization’s other institutions, made possible not by the forest, but by the natural goodness in us all. 

Cast  
Rosalind
Celia
Phebe
Audrey
Oliver
Amiens
Corrin
Orlando
Duke Senior
Silvius
Touchstone
Duke Frederick
Jaques
Adam

Company


Nai`a Aguirre
Maya Jennings
Domina Arroyo
Bronte Amoy
Owen Bleach
Jonathan Cannell
Brandon Anthony DiPaola
Patrick A. Karjala
Andrew Lum
Michael Main
Jonathan Reyn
Fenix (Jonathan) Saavedra
Chris Shimanoff
Scott Robertson

John Huser
Sean Choo
Ryan Okinaka
   

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