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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Paniolo's story told with puppetry

Advertiser Staff and News Services

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Tom Lee

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Tom Lee's multimedia puppet theater production "Ko'olau: A True Story of Kaua'i" will be presented 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Windward Community College.

Lee, who hails from Hawai'i, used a Jim Henson grant for this retelling of the story of Kaluaiko'olau, a paniolo who was diagnosed with Hansen's disease in 1892 and took his family to live in secret on Kaua'i's isolated Nā Pali coast rather than face exile to Kalaupapa on Moloka'i, shooting three men who attempted to capture him. Lee uses the little-known puppetry form kuruma ningyo (wheeled puppets), shadow projections and video in the play.

Tickets are $15 to $23 in advance or $20 to $28 at the door. Purchase them online at www.etickethawaii.com/orc.html, by phone at 944-2697 or at University of Hawai'i ticket outlets. Call 956-8246 or visit www.outreach.hawaii.edu/community for more information.



The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Hawaii affiliate is looking for volunteers to help raise breast cancer awareness.

Information about volunteer opportunities will be offered at Komen Hawaii's volunteer casting call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 in the Sacred Hearts Academy auditorium. Volunteers are needed for educational outreach, administrative and clerical work, fundraising and events including Race for the Cure and the sixth annual Survivor Conference.

To register, call 754-6659 or e-mail komenhawaii@hotmail.com. For more information, visit www.komenhawaii.org.

Advertiser Staff