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Educational Docu-Series about the play, Eddie Wen’ Go: the Story of the Upside-Down Canoe, to be performed in early 2022 at Kennedy Theatre
Tune in for a free and informative look behind the curtain as Theatre for Young Audiences Associate Professor Mark Branner begins preparation to stage Marion Lyman-Mersereau’s family-friendly play about Eddie Aikau’s act of sacrifice.
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A Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) tribute to Eddie Aikau
Adapted from Eddie Wen’ Go: The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe by Marion Lyman-Mersereau
Directed by Mark Branner
This imaginative TYA production incorporates giant puppetry, dance, ‘ōlelo Hawai’i, pidgin, and hula to tell the story of Eddie Aikau’s act of sacrifice through the eyes of sea creatures who watched from underneath the upside-down canoe. Celebrating the story of one local hero who dared to dream big and put the lives of others before his own, this production shares Aikau’s legacy of hope and service to others. Suitable for the whole family. Approximate run time, one hour.