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Upcoming Wayang Listrik Production: The Last King of Bali

This February, coming to the Kennedy Theatre Mainstage is a brand new, original production of a traditional Balinese folk tale.

The Last King of Bali

You may also view performance information on the Dept. of Theatre + Dance website.

About the Production

This is a Wayang Listrik Production — Shadow Theatre featuring puppets, shadow actors, dancers, and live gamelan music.

Traditional Balinese folk tale adapted by I Ketut Wirtawan and I Madé Moja

Directed by Kirstin Pauka and I Madé Moja

Compositions and Musical Direction by I Madé Widana

One night during a traditional Hindu ceremony in a community on Nusa Penida (a small neighbor island to Bali) the demon possessing supernatural power, Dalem Bungkut, causes chaos, disrupting the ceremony and causing sickness and misery among the people. The village leader must travel to Bali to request the assistance of King Dalem Dimade in driving out the demon. The king agrees to help and sends his trusted minister, Jelantik Bogol, and his wife, Ayu Kaler, to challenge the demon in an epic battle of physical might, technical skill, and spiritual powers.  Will the revered Last King of Bali and his emissaries have the power to overcome the demon? Featuring punakawan (clown characters), dramatic love scenes, and epic battles, this story comes to life through shadow puppetry, stylized acting, and dance, all accompanied by original live gamelan music.

Schooltime Shows for Students February 12 & 13, 2020. Contact for details.


February 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:30 PM (Friday/Saturday shows)

February 16 at 2:00 PM (Sunday show)

On the Kennedy Theatre Mainstage


Buy tickets online here (via eTicketHawaii).

  • $25 Regular
  • $22 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
  • $20 UHAA Members
  • $15 Students
  • $8 UH Mānoa Students with valid ID

THROWBACK SATURDAY PRICES (valid for 2/8 show only):

  • $5 UHM Student with valid UHM ID
  • $10 Discount
  • $15 Regular

Regular ticket sales began September 2, 2019 and are available online at, by phone at 944.2697, at Campus Center, at Stan Sheriff Box Office, and at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office (during open hours).

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