Shadow puppet performances are still a vibrant part of village life on Bali. Flat cut outs are silhouetted against a translucent screen by the light of a coconut husk lamp. Religious and historical epics make up interwoven plot lines that continue for six hours or more through the night. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, there’s a new twist on the tradition brewing at Kennedy Theatre.
“Subali-Sugriwa: Battle of the Monkey Kings” will be performed the last two weekends of January at Kennedy Theatre on the UH Mānoa campus.