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Woven mat with wooden bowl filled with sea salt. "Glitter in the Paʻakai"

Glitter in the Pa’akai

  • Wednesday, February 7, 7:30PM
  • Thursday, February 8, 7:30PM
  • Friday, February 9. 7:30PM
  • Saturday, February 10, 7:30PM
  • Sunday, February 11, 2:00PM


$8 UHM Student with current UHM ID
$13 Non-UHM Student/Youth
$16 UH Faculty/Staff, Military, Senior
$18 Regular (Adult)

A World Premiere Hana Keaka Production

Written and Directed by Joshua “Baba” Kamoani‘ala Tavares MFA Thesis Production

After moving away nearly a decade ago, Kaʻōnohi reluctantly returns home to attend his nephew’s first birthday lūʻau in Hōnaunau, Kona. No longer separated by the vast distance, Kaʻōnohi must examine his fragile relationship with his family members who are struggling with their own precarious reality. Hula and mele are at the heart of this story, revealing the polarizing complexities of this Hawaiian ʻohana as they navigate loss, identity and healing.

This hana keaka production will be performed in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, with some English and Hawaiian Creole English.

Update: 2/6/24:
This event is completely sold out. A waitlist will be started in line at the Kennedy Theatre box office window one hour before curtain in the event that unneeded tickets are returned to the box office. Admission is NOT GUARANTEED.

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