‘Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka’ at the Chaminade University Collegiate Theatre Festival
Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka
August 18 - 20, 2017
Aug 18 and 19 at 7:30pm, and Aug 20 at 4pm
The Performing Arts Department of Chaminade University will present the Chaminade University Collegiate Theatre Festival July 21 through August 20, 2017 at the Richard T Mamiya Theatre and Loo Theatre, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816. The festival is a summer theatre program featuring student producers, directors, actors, designers and technicians. This year’s theme is Women in Theatre featuring three plays: Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, The Virture In Propaganda and Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka. All three plays were written by women exploring culturally diverse historical events from a female prospective. Chaminade is also featuring female students in every level of the production team.
Chaminade will conclude the festival with its first Hawaiian Language play, Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka written and directed by the first UHM Hawaiian theatre MFA graduate, Kau’i Kaina. Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka presents the mo’olelo of Hi’iakaikapoliopele and Pelehonuamea. We follow Hi’iakaikapoliopele’s challenging journey to Kaua’i. Along the way, her adversity helps her to gain the strength to rival her sister, Pelehonuamea. Each sister gains the power to extinguish the delicate balance of fire, water and the land’s rebirth. Only a truce between these two sisters can restore the natural life cycle of the land. This legend is performed entirely in Hawaiian featuring both mele and hula. There will be both evening performances and school day performances of Nā Kau A Hiʻiaka. Evening performances will be presented Aug 18th & 19th at 7:30pm and Aug 20th at 4pm at the Mamiya Theatre.
Tickets are available at a cost of $10 to $20. Advanced tickets using a credit card may be done through www.showtix4u.com (keyword Chaminade or Honolulu) or by calling 1-866-967-8167. For more information call 808-202-6360.