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POSTED: Friday, March 06, 2009

Although most domestic-violence cases we hear about involve a male perpetrator and a female victim, there are also relationships in which a man is the victim of physical, verbal or psychological abuse by a woman he can't find the strength to escape. Graduate acting student Michelle Hurtubise invites us to explore one such relationship as the University of Hawaii-Manoa opens the 2009 Late Night Theatre season with playwright Don Nigro's 1980s vintage drama, “;Seascape With Sharks and Dancer.”;

               

     

 

'SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER'

        Place: Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, University of Hawaii-Manoa
       

Time: 11 p.m. Saturday; continues at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 8, and at 11 p.m. March 13 and 14; post-show rap March 13

       

Tickets: $10; $8 students, seniors, military and UH faculty/staff; $4 UH-Manoa students with ID

       

Call: 956-7655, tickets sold one hour before curtain

       

 

       

'MUSUBI MAN'

        Place: Tenney Theatre, St. Andrew's Cathedral
       

Time: 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14 and 21

       

Tickets: $8; $10, 11:30 a.m. Saturday opening (includes a post-show reception); discounts for active-duty military

       

Call: 457-4254 or htyweb.org

       

 

       

The plot involves a lonely would-be novelist who rescues a troubled young woman he finds in the water outside his beachfront cottage. The two fall into a sexual relationship, and although she becomes abusive, he sticks with her anyway.

“;The play deals with questions of abuse, actualizing dreams, abortion and taking responsibility for who we are and what we choose to do,”; Hurtubise said in a press release.

Hurtubise was a stand-out as Lady Macbeth in UH-Manoa's bizarre multilingual production of “;Macbeth”; last fall. “;Seascapes”; was last produced by Manoa Valley Theatre in the '80s.

Meanwhile, Honolulu Theatre for Youth invites kids age 3 and older to a revival of “;Musubi Man.”; The play is Lee Cataluna's adaptation of Sandi Takayama's pidgin version of “;The Gingerbread Man.”;

Localized from the 19th-century American story about a sassy runaway gingerbread boy, Takayama's story features a poi dog, mynah bird, mongoose and, of course, musubi man. Kids are welcome to get involved and “;help”; with the storytelling.