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December 03, 2021 to December 05, 2021
7:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East West Road,, Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States, 96822

About This Event

Prime Time Series December 3, 4, 5, 2021 FRI/SAT 7:30pm SUN 2:00pm Streaming Online from the Stage By Rainer Werner Fassbinder Directed by MFA Candidate Andrew Klaus-Vineyard One of the prolific and undeniably influential R.W. Fassbinder’s masterpieces, The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant is a scalding feat of hermetic obsession, here transposed to the early 1980s New York City from Early 1970s West Germany. Class, gender, sexual power dynamics, manipulation, abuse, and debasement collide in the tale of Petra Von Kant, a fashion designer and her latest obsession Karin, a young ingénue with ulterior motives. A true chamber piece, Petra holds court in her stylish apartment while her long-suffering assistant Marlene silently takes care of the increasingly volatile Petra and her parade of guests. Scathingly emotional and darkly funny Fassbinder evokes the melodramas of Douglas Sirk through a Queer lens and a subversive sense of formalism where style becomes substance and fake can be just as real. TICKETS Streaming Tickets | Special Streaming Discount $15 Adult $10 Discount Groups (UH Faculty/Staff, Seniors, Military, Youth, Non-UHM Students) $5 UHM Student with valid Fall 2021 UHM ID