The Arts
October - November 2012
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Arts Calendar

by HILuxury

ON STAGE:

Anna: Love in the Cold War, a historical drama by Nancy P. Moss, takes place during a bitter winter night in Leningrad, 1945. October 2-November 4, TAG The Actors’ Group, 722-6941

A little girl named Zoe, bored with her life and her distant parents, escapes to the world of Quidam, Cirque du Soleil’s latest fanciful show to come to the islands. October 4-14, Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, 768-5252, www.ticketmaster.com

The Good Doctor by Neil Simon, a Chekovian comedy set in 19th-century Russia explores the human condition and directly references Anton Chekov’s works. November 2-December 2, Hawaii Pacific University Paul & Vi Loo Theatre, 375-1282

A mix-up involving a picture bride is at the heart of Fishing For Wives. It’s 1913 and fisherman Nishi commiserates with his friend over their lady troubles. Nishi mails off his request for a picture bride from Japan—and encloses a photo of the handsome Aoki in place of his. When Nishi’s would-be wife arrives, she falls for the wrong guy. November 8-December 8, Kumu Kahua Theatre, 536-4441

David Mamet’s send-up of Hollywood and those who make it tick, Speed the Plow, takes the stage at Manoa Valley Theatre. This satire on the movie biz was nominated for the Tony Award for “Best Play” and “Best Direction of a Play” after its Broadway debut. Ron Silver won the Best Actor Tony for his portrayal of Charlie Fox (it also featured Madonna’s Broadway debut in the role of Karen). November 8-25, Manoa Valley Theatre, 988-6131

You know it’s the holiday season when Ballet Hawaii’s presentation of The Nutcracker takes the stage. Get in the spirit with this sweeping ballet. November 9-11, Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, www.ticketmaster.com

Wicked, the much-anticipated tale of how hurtful labels can be, blows into town. This origin tale of the witches of Oz follows Elphaba, the eventual Wicket Witch of the West, her relationship with Galinda Upland (the Good Witch of the North) and her actions against the Wizard. November 24-January 16, Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall, 768-5252, www.ticketmaster.com

ON VIEW:

The large-scale woodcut prints by UH Manoa Professor of Printmaking, Charles Cohan, is on view in Charles Cohan: Woodcuts. Through October 9 at Andrew Rose Gallery, 599-4400

Fine art and high fashion mix at Hawaii’s Modern Masters. World-class luxury retailers, Tiffany & Co., Coach, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Tod’s and Hugo Boss exhibit the works of award-winning Hawai‘i artists. November 1-December 2 at Luxury Row, 922-2246

Japanese women ceramists, long relegated to the background, have only been recognized since the 1950s. One pioneering artist, Kyo Tsuji, changed her name from “Kyoko” so that she’d be able to show and sell her work. The works of these women artists, grouped into four generations can be seen in Soaring Voices: Recent Ceramics by Women from Japan. The North American tour of this curated exhibit that showcases 86 works of Japanese clay culminates on Maui from October 20-January 6 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s (MACC) Schaefer International Gallery, 242-2787

Hawai‘i’s mixture of cultures rich with tattoo traditions has proven fertile ground for the art of tattoo. Tattoo Honolulu celebrates the evolution of this art form, from centuries-old Hawaiian tradition, to American tattoo artist Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins as well as the traditions found in Japan and throughout Polynesia. Through January 13 at Honolulu Museum of Art, 526-0232

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