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Hawaiian language play directed by first MFA holder from Hawaiian Theatre and Playwriting program

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Kaiwipunikauikawekiu Lipe, (808) 956-0980
Assistant Specialist, School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Posted: Feb 27, 2017

Three showings of a Hawaiian language play will be held Thursday to Saturday, March 9-11, 2017, at BYU-Hawaii's McKay Auditorium.

"Nā Kau a Hi‘iaka" is directed by Kau‘i Kaina, who will be the first MFA to graduate from the Hawaiian Theatre and Playwriting program under Professor Haili‘ōpua Baker in the UH Manoa Department of Theatre and Dance. 

Every cast member is either a former or current Hawaiian language student at either UH Mānoa or BYU-Hawai‘i, and/or a former Hawaiian language immersion student.  

The three showings, at the David O. McKay Auditorium at BYU-Hawai‘i in Lā‘ie at 55-220 Kulanui Street, are on Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m.; Friday, March 10, at 7 p.m. (with a pre-show discussion at 5:30 p.m.); and Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 2 p.m.

Ticket costs are $20 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and younger, students with a valid ID, and kūpuna ages 60 and older.

To purchase tickets, send an email to or call the Aloha Center at BYU-Hawai‘i at (808) 675-3552.