Premiere of "At Your Service" Cemetery Pupu Theatre
At Your Service
Friday and Saturday
June 15 and 16, 22 and 23,
29 and 30, 2018
at O'ahu Cemetery, 2162 Nu'uanu Avenue
Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives is premiering "At Your Service" in our popular Cemetery Pupu Theatre series.
Hawaiian Mission Houses carefully researches lives of prominent Hawai'i residents and brings those stories to life in a script written by actor and playwright, Zachary Thomas Woods. The play will be directed by William Ha'o who has directed the last six productions of Cemetery Pupu Theatre and has performed in the series.
This year's production of "At Your Service" features civil servants. In this unique theatre experience you will meet:
Curtis Piehu Iaukea (1855 - 1940)
Born in Waimea on the Big Island, Iaukea served the Kingdom, Provisional Government, the Republic, and the Territory. He was Governor of O'ahu in 1886 and 1887 under King Kalakaua and served as the Chamberlain to the royal household. He was also the Secretary of Hawai'i from 1917 - 1921 and Acting Governor of Hawai'i in 1919 and 1920. He was also elected to the Territorial Senate for a term from 1913 - 1915. He will be portrayed by Albert Ueligitone who was seen in last year's "Yesterday's News" as Joseph Poe Poe.
Lucy Kaopaulu Peabody (1840 - 1928)
She was the granddaughter of Isaac Davis, the advisor to Kamehameha I. She was a lady in waiting to Queen Emma. Peabody also helped to re-establish the Ka'ahumanu Society. She supported Queen Emma's bid for the throne against David Kalakaua. Her inherited collection of ethnographic artifacts dating back to the days of her grandfather consisted of over 1,300 artifacts that are now in the collections at the Bishop Museum. Peabody will be played by Karen Kaulana.
Alexander Joy Cartwright, Jr. (1820 - 1892)
was a leading figure in early modern baseball by founding the Knickerbocker baseball club in New York State in 1842. It is disputed by historians whether he "invented" the modern game by setting the modern rules. In 1849, he went to California for the gold rush and came to Hawaii soon afterwards. He served as the Honolulu Fire Chief from 1850 to 1863 and served in various public capacities until his death in 1892. He will be portrayed by Logan Wilkin.
Mabel Leilani Smyth (1882 - 1936)
was the first Native Hawaiian public health nurse. She is referred to as "Hawai'i's Florence Nightingale." She began her work with Palama Settlement in 1915. She was granted license #52 after the Board of Nursing established a licensing requirement. She became Palama Settlement's head nurse in 1918. She also became a charter member of the Hawai'i Nursing Association and joined the Honolulu chapter of the America Red Cross. She joined with other public health nurses to begin a public health nursing program at the University of Hawai'i. The Mabel Smyth Memorial Building, today the Queen's Conference Center, and the auditorium of that building are named for her.
William Cooper Parke (1821 - 1889)
born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and came to Hawai'i in 1843. He was appointed Marshal of the Kingdom of Hawai'i in 1850 and served in that capacity until 1884. The Marshal was the chief law enforcement officer of the Kingdom. He was Marshal during the 1853 smallpox epidemic and during the riots following King Kalakaua's election. Parke will be portrayed by Christopher Denton.
Gates open for pupus at 5 p.m.
Performance starts promptly at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $55 per person and include
pupu and 2 complimentary drink tickets, with cash bar thereafter.
Reservations are required and may be made online on our website, www.missionhouses.org, or by calling (808) 447-3926.
Seating is limited for this unique theatrical experience.
This series is funded by a grant from the
Hawai'i Tourism Authority's County Products Enrichment Program.
COMING IN AUGUST
Much Ado About Nothing
Friday and Saturday,
August 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Performance at 7 p.m.
$25/person. $20 for students and seniors 65+
William Shakespeare's comedy where Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other
and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar.
Getting to the happy ending is the fun of the play!