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Center for Southeast Asian Studies > Current Initiatives > Indonesia: Arts & Culture > Wayang Listrik Educational Outreach > Subali-Sugriwa: Battle of the Monkey Kings

Subali-Sugriwa: Battle of the Monkey Kings


JANUARY 22 – 31, 2016
FRI/SAT 7:30PM & SUN JAN 31 at 2:00PM

A powerful demon wants a beautiful goddess for his wife. Legendary monkey brothers Subali and Sugriwa are enlisted to help the gods repel the rejected suitor’s armies in a story told through wayang listrik, a modern Balinese theatre genre that blends shadow puppetry (wayang kulit), dance and music. Traditional carved leather puppets, actors as shadow puppets, Balinese dance, and a live gamelan orchestra share the stage.


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

Special Throwback Ticket Prices on January 23, 2016
$15 Regular
$10 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff, UHAA Members, Students
$5 UH Mānoa Students with valid ID

Tickets are on sale at, by phone at 944.2697, at Campus Center, at Stan Sheriff Box Office, and at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office (during open hours).

Special Events

Free Pre-show Chats: Sat. January 23 and 30 at 6:45pm

Additional pre-show presentation with specialist Kathy Foley: Sun. January 31 at 1:15pm

Press Release via Kennedy Theatre

Production Press Photos