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.

Hoʻoilina – MAINSTAGE

Mainstage Season
April 15, 16* & 22, 23*, 24, 2022
FRI/SAT at 7:30pm
SUN at 2:00pm
      *Pre-show event at 6:45pm
Performed live for in-person audiences (subject to public health advisory changes).

*Pre-show Chat Panel for Saturday April 16, 2022
Director – Ākea Kahikina
Assistant Director – Iāsona Kaper
Dramaturge – Kaipulaumakaniolono
 
*Pre-show Chat Panel for Saturday April 23, 2022
Set Designer – Kara Nabarete
Lighting Designer – Jonah Boblin
Costume Designer – Ka‘iukapu Baker
Sound Designer – Rick Greaver 

Written and Directed by MFA Candidate Ākea Kahikina

Set in a pre-pandemic Hawai‘i upon the luxurious slopes of Lēʻahi, Hoʻoilina is a farcical hana keaka that knocks on the door of a Kanaka Maoli family anxiously poised for a will reading that will determine the fate of a huge inheritance from their beloved matriarch.  Just as the will is about to be read, a quirky stranger appears at the door, claiming her right to the hefty endowment. As chaos ensues, family secrets are revealed, causing the family to question their own relationships, identity, and future as Kanaka while being insidiously constricted by the pressures of capitalism and cultural loss. Hoʻoilina is a hana keaka (Hawaiian theatre) production performed in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language), Pidgin, ʻōlelo māhū (Māhū language), and English.

*******ADVISORY: Patrons must comply with all UHM and Kennedy Theatre COVID19 prevention protocols including but not limited to patrons 5 and up wearing a CDC approved mask over the nose and mouth at all times inside Kennedy Theatre********

TICKETS

$25 Regular
$22 Seniors, Military, UH Faculty/Staff
$20 UHAA Members
$15 Students
$8 UH Mānoa Students with valid ID

THROWBACK SATURDAY PRICES (valid for SAT APRIL 16 show only):

$15 Regular
$10 Discount
$5 UHM Student with valid UHM ID

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RESOURCES

Play Guide
Learn more about the Hawaiian Theatre Program and past hana keaka productions here
Audition Notice
Media Release
Publicity Photos
Shoot Through Photos
UH News Article – Comedic play to debut in Hawaiian, Pidgin and ʻōlelo māhū
UH MānoaHawaiian language theatre makes history, production to debut in ʻōlelo māhū
UH Mānoa Hoʻoilina Rehearsal Video
Kauaʻi Now Article -UH: Hawaiian Language Production to Debut in ʻŌlelo Māhū
Khon2 Article: Play highlights ʻŌlelo Hawai’i, Pidgin, ʻŌlelo Māhū
HPR Interview: Hawaiʻi Kulāiwi – Hoʻoilina with Ākea Kahikina
KITV Interview: UH Mānoa celebrates the expansion of hana keaka
HPR Interview: ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi play at UH Mānoa explores what it means to be Hawaiian
KITV Interview: Hawaiian language production debuts
FLUX Hawaii – Flux Fridays (4/16/22)

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