Fights & Delights: 
Three Chinese/Xiqu Comedies

Showcasing the vibrancy of traditional  Chinese theatre, these delightfully contrasting plays celebrate the chou – or comic – character, an irrepressible force of comedy who continually reveals the laughter in life.  Filled with convoluted acrobatic contortions, mistaken identities, adorable lovers, and exhilarating battles, this celebration of “the clown” will appeal to audiences of all ages.

On-stage at UH Mānoa's Kennedy Theatre

February 16-25, 2018

On-tour to the Big Island, March 1-3, 2018 

Xiqu for Young Audiences

Indigenous Chinese theatre for all to enjoy!

"Xiqu for Young Audiences" (XYA) is a collaborative project between the Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) and Asian Theatre Programs within the Department of Theatre + Dance at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, featuring the production of Fights & Delights: Three Chinese/Xiqu Comedies.  Co-directed by faculty members, Mark Branner (TYA) and Elizabeth Wichmann-Walczak (Asian Theatre), the project seeks to bring whole families to the theatre to experience the communal sharing that Chinese theatre is all about.  The chou character in xiqu also appeals greatly to young audiences, verbally and physically.  

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Dog with us!

For more information about fights & Delights or the XYA project, please contact:

ktyouth@hawaii.edu // (808) 956-2591

Kennedy Theatre Presents: Fights & Delights: Three Chinese/Xiqu Comedies