Perform in English and Hoike in Hawaiian Language. Sit in English and Noho in Hawaiian Language. Release in English and Hookuu in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Haa in Hawaiian Language. Hide in English and Pee in Hawaiian Language. Memorize in English and Hoopaanaau in Hawaiian Language. Touch in English and Hoopa in Hawaiian Language. Sing in English and Mele in Hawaiian Language. Appear in English and Oili in Hawaiian Language. Dive in English and Luu in Hawaiian Language. Crawl in English and Kolo in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Hula in Hawaiian Language. Balance in English and Kaulike in Hawaiian Language. Bellow in English and Kuo in Hawaiian Language. Breathe in English and Hanu in Hawaiian Language. Extend in English and Hoonui in Hawaiian Language. Embrace in English and Puliki in Hawaiian Language. Flinch in English and Kuemi in Hawaiian Language. Sit in English and Noho in Hawaiian Language. Release in English and Hookuu in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Haa in Hawaiian Language.
Hide in English and Pee in Hawaiian Language. Memorize in English and Hoopaanaau in Hawaiian Language. Touch in English and Hoopa in Hawaiian Language. Sing in English and Mele in Hawaiian Language. Appear in English and Oili in Hawaiian Language. Dive in English and Luu in Hawaiian Language. Crawl in English and Kolo in Hawaiian Language. Dance in English and Hula in Hawaiian Language. Balance in English and Kaulike in Hawaiian Language. Bellow in English and Kuo in Hawaiian Language. Breathe in English and Hanu in Hawaiian Language. Extend in English and Hoonui in Hawaiian Language. Embrace in English and Puliki in Hawaiian Language. Flinch in English and Kuemi in Hawaiian Language.

He Leo Aloha – MAINSTAGE

Mainstage Season
October 8-10, 2021
FRI/SAT 7:30pm
SUN 2:00pm
Streaming Online from the Stage

Written and Directed by MFA Candidate Kaipulaumakaniolono
Music Direction and Arrangement by Ka Waihona A Ke Aloha, Kumu R. Keawe Lopes Jr. & the Tuahine Troupe

He Leo Aloha explores the power and limits of the leo, voice. In this play, a group of college students embark on a quest to scrutinize and find true aloha in one another and in the knowledge of their ancestors through their own ingenuity in applying their ancestral language. On this journey they seek to weave the world of their ancestors into their own words, allowing for multi-generational communication in each utterance, imbuing their words with mana (divine power, authority). Throughout this hana keaka, traditional mele and original oli will be utilized to communicate and highlight the power of the leo. He Leo Aloha is a story about the power of language and the vital importance of communication, articulating that a mastery of language is the power to remedy any situation. He Leo Aloha is an ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language) production. 

Content Advisory: sexual situations, adult relationships

Estimated run time is 120 minutes plus one intermission.

TICKETS

Streaming Tickets | Special Streaming Discount
$15 Adult
$10 Discount Groups (UH Faculty/Staff, Seniors, Military, Youth, Non-UHM Students)
$5 UHM Student with valid Fall 2021 UHM ID

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RESOURCES

Click here to watch promo video

Learn more about the Hawaiian Theatre Program and past hana keaka productions here
Media Release
Photos
Broadway World Review Article
UH News Article
KTUH “The Late Greats” Radio program & Interview with He Leo Aloha actor Ākea Kahikina
He Leo Aloha Virtual Playbill

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