Tales of Ko‘olaupoko at Palikū Theatre

A Family-friendly Youth Theatre Adaptation of Traditional Hawaiian Mo‘olelo

Windward Community College
Posted: Mar 24, 2016

WCC Theatre students, alumni and guest artists.
WCC Theatre students, alumni and guest artists.

KĀNE‘OHE, HI – Tales of Koʻolaupoko breathes life into the stories of the Windward side following the travels of Kaulu in search of his brother Kaeha. We journey through the moku encountering sacred akua, kiaʻi and people of the land. Three current-day Hawaiian youths help tell the tales making way for a fun, exciting adventure for the whole family to enjoy.

Tales of Ko‘olaupoko show dates:

  • April 1 (Fri.), 7:30 p.m.
  • April 2 (Sat.), 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (free only during Palikū Arts Festival)
  • April 3 (Sun.), 2 p.m.
  • April 7 (Thurs.), 4:30 p.m.
  • April 7–9 (Thurs.– Sat.), 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $5 Students and Children; $10 General  

To Purchase Tickets: eTicketHawaii.com or call 235-7310 to charge by phone.

Running time is one hour.

About the production

I ka ʻōlelo nō ke ola, i ka ōlelo nō ka make. In words there is life and in words there is death. Haʻi moʻolelo (telling of stories) brings to life epic journeys, battles, and family history. Three modern day young Hawaiian students relate the epic of Kaulu’s birth, and the jealous rage of his older brother, who, envious of Kaulu’s prodigous mana, attempts to usurp him.  Along the way they share the origins of the pahu (drum), encounter mo’o, witness the brave voyage of Kila, tell tales of epic battles between Kaulu and a dog-man, giant shark, and the mighty gods Kane and Kanaloa. Through their sharing these stories of the Windward side live on—our history lives on. Koʻolaupoko e ʻola nō a mau aku ē.               

Tales of Koʻolaupoko is directed by the acclaimed Moses Goods. Originally from the island of Maui, Moses Goods is a professional storyteller, writer and award winning actor. He has traveled the, globe performing to audiences in Germany, Canada, the Solomon Islands, New York and Washington DC to name a few. Currently Moses performs in a one-man show that he also wrote about the legendary surfer and swimmer Duke Kahanamoku. When not traveling and telling stories Moses dances hula with Halau Mohala Ilima. Tales of Koʻolaupoko features WCC’s Theatre students, past and present and a handful of exquisite Hawaiian Performing Arts guest artists.                          

For more information about Tales of Ko‘olaupoko, contact Nicolas Logue at 780-9785 or logue@hawaii.edu.

To learn more about Theatre 260 and other theatre classes offered at Windward Community College, contact Instructor Nicolas Logue at 236-9138, logue@hawaii.edu or go online to windward.hawaii.edu.

For more information about Palikū Theatre, please visit paliku.com.