Enjoy an evening of traditional Hawaiian music and a theatrical performance! Hawaiian Mission Houses presents a one-person play of the life of Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia, a young Hawaiian who came to the United States in 1808 for a promotional speaking tour. His life and memoirs inspired others to carry on his message, and the year 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of a group of missionaries setting sail from the United States to Hawaii.
Two schoolgirl samplers in the DAR Museum share a connection with the Hawaiian Mission Houses. One was made by Maka, a Native Hawaiian, at a missionary school on Maui. The other was made by the daughter of missionaries, Isabella Chamberlain, whose childhood home is now the Hawaiian Mission House Museum. The samplers will be on exhibit exclusively for the performance.
Doors open at 6:00pm. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note there is no food or drink allowed in the theater.
Get Tickets! $10 per person; ticket sales begin September 3.
This event made possible by a generous donation from the Hawaii State Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
More about the performers:
Moses Goods is one of Hawaiʻi’s most prominent theatre artists. Originally from the island of Maui and now based in Honolulu, he has traveled nationally and internationally performing his original work to a wide range of audiences. His body of work ranges from full length plays to theatrical storytelling pieces – most of which are strongly rooted in Native Hawaiian culture.
Pōʻai Lincoln will be performing Hawaiian music that provides a cultural context to the play. She is the Cultural Programs Coordinator at Hawaiian Mission Houses and an accomplished musician.