E pili ana i kēia hana keaka
Paiʻea is the first in a trilogy of rock opera performances being developed at Kamehameha Hawaiʻi campus, focusing on Kamehameha I.
Written almost entirely in Hawaiian language, this workshopped performance of Act I covers the life of Kamehameha from birth to the Battle of Mokuʻōhai. It was presented at the Kamehameha campus for Hōʻike 2022, in anticipation of next year’s fully staged production, which will be adapted to travel to Scotland for the American High School Theatre Festival at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Ke Kime Hana Keaka
Music: Herb Mahelona
Libretto: Eric Stack
Lyrics: ʻAlohi De Lima, Eric Stack, Kalehua Simeona
Director: ‘Alohi De Lima
Choreography: ʻAlohi De Lima, Jenn Eng, Piʻilani Kaawaloa
Set: Mike Dombroski
Lights: Eric Stack
Costume Coordination: Lee Barnette-Dombroski