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Hitting The Screen, 5/23-9/28

Hitting The Screen, 5/23-9/28

Listings can also be seen under the Pre-Sale Tickets on the Kahala 8 Theater page and the Regal Dole Cannery Stadium page on Fandango’s website. In addition to plays, both cinemas also screen opera and ballet performances and art exhibitions.


The Shakespeare Show (Royal Shakespeare Company)
Celebrate 400 years of William Shakespeare’s legacy in all the arts with an incredible all-star cast. Recorded live from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon on the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the event known as Shakespeare Live, will be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Shakespeare’s plays and their enduring influence on music, dance, opera, musical theatre and comedy.
Dole Cannery: Monday May 23, 7:00pm, $18.85

One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre)
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the uproarious One Man, Two Guvnors was a runaway hit both in London’s West End and on Broadway. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
Kahala: Tuesday June 21, 7:00pm, $20
Kahala: Wednesday June 22, 2:00pm, $20

Hamlet (Royal Shakespeare Company)
Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality. Simon Godwin directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.
Kahala: Tuesday July 5, 7:00pm, $20
Kahala: Wednesday July 13, 2:00pm, $20

The Audience (National Theatre)
Winner of three Tony Awards® and two Olivier Awards, National Theatre Live’s smash-hit broadcast of the original West End production of The Audience – featuring Helen Mirren’s multi-award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II – returns to cinemas in celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday. For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.
Kahala: Tuesday July 19, 7:00pm, $20
Kahala: Wednesday July 20, 2:00pm, $20

Measure for Measure (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre)
Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, disgusted by the immorality in his city, announces his withdrawal from public life and leaves his deputy, the puritanical Angelo, in charge. Angelo, in his zeal for observing the letter of the law, begins a ruthless programme to stamp out sexual licence, in the course of which he condemns one Claudio to death. Surely Claudio’s virginal sister Isabella, a novice nun seeking mercy for her brother, could not awake the lust of this cold, censorious man? Injustice, hypocrisy and the challenge of inflexible virtue combine in Measure for Measure, Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of sexual politics and social justice.
Kahala: Tuesday Aug 9, 7:00pm, $20
Kahala: Wednesday Aug 10, 2:00pm, $20

The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre)
Portia, a wealthy heiress of Belmont, is forced to set her suitors a challenge. The winner will win her hand in marriage; the losers will lose her hand and much more. In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the moneylender Shylock. The loan will be repaid when Antonio’s ships return to the city. But if the ships fail to return, and the money cannot be repaid, Antonio will give to Shylock a pound of his own flesh. And they do fail. And Shylock will have his ‘bond’.
In some of his most highly-charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatizes the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religious law and civil society, justice and mercy; while in the character of Shylock he created one of the most memorable outsiders in all theatre. Double Olivier and Tony award winner Jonathan Pryce plays Shylock in his first appearance at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Kahala: Tuesday Aug 30, 7:00pm, $20
Kahala: Wednesday Sept 7, 2:00pm, $20

A View from the Bridge (Young Vic Theatre)
Following its smash-hit original broadcast, the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge returns to cinemas due to audience demand. The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.
Kahala: Tuesday Sept 13, 7:00pm, $20
Kahala: Wednesday Sept 14, 2:00pm, $20

Richard II (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre)
Ruling by divine right, but himself ruled by caprice, King Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and seizes his father’s vast estates. While Richard is distracted by a rebellion in Ireland, Bolingbroke returns to England, intent on recovering his rightful property and, with the support of his disgruntled peers, perhaps seizing the crown itself. Dazzlingly eloquent and ceremonious, Richard II invests a weak and self-dramatising man with tragic status and represents Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of the meaning of kingship and the rising powers that can destroy it.
Kahala: Tuesday Sept 20, 7:00pm, $20
Kahala: Wednesday Sept 28, 2:00pm, $20


Lucia di Lammermoor (Royal Opera House)
Kahala: Tuesday May 24, 7:00pm, $20
Kahala: Wednesday May 25, 2:00pm, $20

Tosca (The Metropolitan Opera)
Dole Cannery: Wednesday June 22, 7:00pm, $13.09

L’Elisir D’Amore (The Metropoloitan Opera)
Dole Cannery: Wednesday June 29, 7:00pm, $13.09

La Boheme (The Metropolitan Opera)
Dole Cannery: Wednesday July 13, 7:00pm, $13.09

Werther (Royal Opera House)
Kahala: Tuesday July 26, 7:00pm, $20
Kahala: Wednesday Aug 3, 2:00pm, $20

Cosi Fan Tutte (The Metropolitan Opera)
Dole Cannery: Wednesday July 20, 7:00pm, $13.09


Teatro alla Scala: The Temple of Wonders
Dole Cannery: Thursday Jun 16, 7:00pm, $15.70

The Papal Basilicas of Rome
Dole Cannery: Thursday Jul 14, 7:00pm, $15.70

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