- Kennedy Theatre
- News + Events
Streaming Online from the Stage (live attendance option TBD)
A Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) tribute to Eddie Aikau
Adapted from the book 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 courage 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.
Info for Streaming Shows for K-12 Classrooms: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Streaming Tickets | Special Streaming Discount
$10 Discount Groups (UH Faculty/Staff, Seniors, Military, Youth, Non-UHM Students)
$5 UHM Student with valid Spring 2022 UHM ID
Regularly Priced Tickets for when/if shows are available to watch in-person:
$20 Regular (Adult)
$18 UH Faculty/Staff, Military, Senior
$16 UHAA member with card
$15 Non-UHM Student
$10 Youth (2-17 years old)
$8 UHM Student with valid UHM ID
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.
Links to the videos will be posted here when they are released.
Episode 1 – First Rehearsal
Episode 2 – What Do We Know About Eddie?
Episode 3 – Getting to Know Eddie
Episode 4 – Animals Assemble
Episode 5 – Uku Billion Stars
Episode 6 – Wearing the Ocean
Episode 7 – Donut Dreams of Manō
Episode 8 – Tik Tok Eddie