Rose and the Rime
Written by: Nathan Allen, Chris Matthews and Jake Minton
Directed by: Nathaniel Niemi
Scenic Design: Rachel Filbeck
Photography: Rachel Filbeck
Lighting Design: Andy Lee
Costume Design: Shannon Gray
Technical Direction: Chris Patrinos
Stage Manager: Cici Oya
Starring: Rachael Uyeno, Alex Munro, Sharon Garcia Doyle, Cindy Ramirez, Mareva Minerbi, Geovante Joseph, Michelle Pitel, Dylan Lee, and Javier Santiago
HONOLULU—June 11, 2016--The Chaminade University Collegiate Theatre Festival will present the Hawaii premiere of Rose and the Rime written by Nathan Allen, Chris Mathews, and Jake Minton at 7 p.m. on August 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th and 13th with matinees at 2 p.m. on August 7th and 14th. Rose and the Rime is recommended for adults and children ages 10 and up. Performances take place at the Loo “Blackbox” Theatre in the Clarence T.C. Ching Hall on the Chaminade University Campus, 3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816.
Rose and the Rime is presented by actors, artists, and technicians from all over the country, most of whom are theatre students at universities on Oahu. Director Nathaniel Niemi was recently awarded the National Award for Directing by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington D.C. Niemi won the regional competition directing local actors in scenes when Chaminade and the University of Hawaii at Manoa co-hosted the festival for region 8 in February. Niemi recently assistant directed H20: The Story of Water and Hawaii with Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Rose and the Rime marks his professional directorial debut. Niemi is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Rose and the Rime is originally written and devised by the House Theatre of Chicago. The Chicago production won accolades for its inventive storytelling and visual spectacle. This original, modern, fast-paced fairy tale, takes first-rate family entertainment to frosty new heights. In Rose and the Rime, our heroine Rose goes on an epic adventure to save her town by stealing back the town’s magic coin from the wicked Rime Witch. Rose is a feast for the senses. Not only is it a beautiful play that the audience experiences from no more than two rows away, but the story of Rose and the Rime is told through physical movement, music, and stunning visual elements. Rose and the Rime reminds us that anything powerful enough to fulfill your dreams is also powerful enough to destroy them.