A Festival Within a Festival
The 2017 season kicks off with two of Shakespeare's most accessible plays, Romeo and Juliet and Comedy of Errors, and concludes with a Chekhov mini-festival of Seagull plus comic shorts Bear and Avenger.
Romeo and Juliet: Buy Tickets- http://hsfromeo.bpt.me/
Comedy of Errors: Buy Tickets- http://hsfcomedy.bpt.me/
Seagull: Buy Tickets- http://hsfseagull.bpt.me/
Romeo and Juliet, directed by Rob Duval, stars two of Hawaii's finest young Shakespearean actors as the doomed lovers. Ari Dalbert, winner of the 2016 ESU National Shakespeare Competition, plays Romeo and Alisa Boland, who placed at the state level, plays Juliet, alongside a cast of talented HSF veterans.
Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare's madcap comedy of mistaken identity, is guest directed by UHM Theatre alum Shirley Kagan. Set in bustling 1920s Ephesus (which looks a lot like New York) and starring Connor Lawhorn, another former ESU National champion, as Antipholus of Ephesus.
Seagull, Chekhov's masterpiece of lost innocence and the price of artistic passion, is presented in a new translation by Tony Pisculli (who directs) and Olga Kalashnikova (who plays Nina), and is accompanied by two comic shorts,Bear and Avenger, which play one hour before and are free and open to the public.
For more information, including full cast lists and directions, visit hawaiishakes.org.