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The Conversion of Kaʻahumanu

a play by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl

produced at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

in collaboration with ke Kula ʻO Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu

E pili ana i kēia hana keaka

March, 1820. Hawaiʻi is overrun with foreign ships, guns, and diseases to which the native population has no immunity. A small group of American missionaries arrives, bringing the palapala, and word of a new god. To win the hearts of the people, they must first gain the approval of a queen. This is the story of…The Conversion of Kaʻahumanu.

Ke Kime Hana Keaka

Written by: Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl

Directed by: Justina ʻŌlalimākiaikalauaki Mattos

Starring:

Desiree Moana Cruz as Kaʻahumanu

Danielle Kwami as Hannah

Keʻalohilani Kama-Hosea as Pali

Nicole Gour as Lucy Thurston

Catherine Williams as Sybil Bingham

With the Students of Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu

(under the direction of nā Kumu Haʻamauliola Aiona & Kauʻi Kaina)

Nā Mikioneli:

Seta, Kahale, Maikaʻi, Ikaika, Kahikimoe, Kealoha, Kealaula, Kuʻulei, Koaʻe, Pōhai, Hīnano, Kaʻiulani, Kauanoe, Kauwela, Kawela

Nā Kanaka Maoli:

Nāinoa, Kalaʻi, Tanielu, Walea, Makanalei, Keʻalohi, Kaliʻu, Kahiau, Kalama, Ahiʻena, Pōmaikaʻi, Waikā, Kawaiola, Hūalaʻi, Tomaia