Posted at 2:27 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2007
"Kamapuaa" in Hawaiian at Hawaii Theater tomorrow
Advertiser StaffKa Halau Hanakeaka presents "Kamapuaa," a Hawaiian-language production about the pig-child of Hina and Kahikiula, the pig-grandson of Kamaunuaniho, the nemesis of Pele, the woman of the crater at Kilauea, at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Hawaii Theater.
The play is written and directed by Tammy Hailiopua Baker, a Hawaiian language instructor and founder of Ka Halau Hanakeaka, which has presented other Hawaiian-language productions.
The actors in this Hawaiian medium theatrical production consist of current and graduating students and faculty of UH-Manoa, a kumu hula and Baker's 6-year-old son, Kaipulaumakaniolono, who was raised speaking Hawaiian as his first language.
"Kamapuaa" is produced with the support of Hawaiinuiakea, School of Hawaiian Knowledge, UH-Manoa, Kawaihuelani, Center for Hawaiian Language, UH-Manoa, Kamakakuokalani, Center for Hawaiian Studies, UH-Manoa and the Kaulele Project.
Note: This play contains adult subject matter and sexual situations.
Ticket prices are $15 to $35 at the Hawaii Theatre Box Office, 1130 Bethel St. 528-0506. http://hawaiitheatre.com