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Paiʻea

Act I Workshopped Production from Kamehameha Hawaiʻi Campus

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.

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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

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