Krinsky Brings Fun Science to Big Island

September 27, 2016, 7:16 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:22 PM
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Physical entertainer Garry Krinsky will bring his Toying With Science show to the Big Island on Wednesday Sept. 28 in Hilo, and on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Kamuela.

Krinsky kicks off the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Performing Arts Center’s 2016-17 season with a fast-paced, high-energy, fun-loving, varied and dynamic program on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Toying with Science explores the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines.

Combining circus skills, mime, original music and audience involvement, Krinsky investigates basic scientific information and delves into the imaginations of scientists who explore our world.


Science-based toys are brought to life with motion, music, humor, and insight. Krinsky impresses upon his audiences the idea that by mastering simple scientific concepts, one can produce terrific results!


The performance is suitable for audiences of all ages.

It has been said that Krinsky resembles a living cartoon with his animated movement and non-stop energy. He was an original member of the Boston Buffoons, co-founder of the Patchwork Players and a member of The Wright Bros., a New England vaudeville troupe.

“Mr. Krinsky created his Toying with Science program, originally commissioned by the Museum of Science in Boston, in 1995, and has since been touring it across the US and Canada to rave reviews,” said Performing Arts Center Manager Lee Dombroski.


Tickets are reserved seating; $15 for general admission; $10 for discount; $7 UH Hilo/Hawai’i CC students (with a valid student ID) and children, up to age 17, pre-sale; or $20, $15 and $12 respectively at the door.


Tickets are available by calling the UH Hilo Box Office at 932-7490 or ordering online.

Krinsky will also bring Toying with Science to Kahilu Theatre in Kamuela on Saturday at 4 p.m.

The Kahilu Theatre doors open at 3 p.m. for the performance. There will be beverages and snacks available for sale at the Kahilu Theatre bar. The Kapa Kahilu Exhibit is currently on display in the Kohala Gallery, featuring some of todays most respected kapa artists.

Tickets are $33, $28, $23 and $18, available for purchase online, by calling (808) 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at 67-1186 Lindsey Road in Kamuela Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Garry will also present two Youth Shows at the theater on Friday, Sept. 30, at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

For more information about the Youth Shows, contact Education Coordinator Lisa Shattuck at [email protected].

These performances are made possible by generous sponsorship from Tom & Marsha Kerley, Other Friends of Kahilu and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

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