PHOTOS: Sneak peek! Dress rehearsal of beautiful upcoming play, The Dragon Slayer (performance one weekend only, Nov. 20-22)

The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom, written by author Shiho Shinoda Nunesis, is a delightful compendium of cautionary tales brought to life this weekend at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.

Actors in red costumes perform during a dress rehearsal of Dragon Slayer.
Actors perform during a dress rehearsal of The Dragon Slayer. Click to enlarge.

The 2015 Acting Troupe, made up of students from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, will be performing a collection of Chinese fables this month penned by a 98-year-old storyteller with roots in Ka‘u and Hilo.

The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom, written by author Shiho Shinoda Nunesis, is a delightful compendium of cautionary tales brought to life in a storytelling performance created especially for families and children, on stage Nov. 20-22 at the university’s Performing Arts Center.

Group of actors on stage in Chinese costumes.
Actors perform during dress rehearsal for The Dragon Slayer, to be performed one weekend only, Nov. 20-22. Click to enlarge.
Group of actors on stage practicing roles.
Dress rehearsal of The Dragon Slayer. The play will be performed this weekend at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.

 

Tickets

Showings are on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, at 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2:00 p.m., at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.

Admission is open seating and priced at $12 General, $10 Discount and $5 UH Hilo and Hawai’i Community College students (with a valid student ID) and children, up to age 17. To purchase tickets, call the Performing Arts Center Box Office at 932-7490 or order online.

Photos by Daniel Nathaniel, a senior majoring in linguistics.