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46 Merchant St
Honolulu, HI, 96813
United States

808-536-4441

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ihula


WORLD PREMIERE BY RYAN OKINAKA

DIRECTED BY HARRY WONG III

NOVEMBER 3 - DECEMBER 4, 2016

Hālau Family Drama



The art of hula is interwoven into this story about four very different young women. Kumu `Iwalani   is trying her hardest to pass on her love for hula and the knowledge she has learned from her Kūpuna to her students, a task that gets harder to do to with each passing generation.  Pono, Kumu’s rebellious granddaughter, has better things to do then give up her nights teaching the keiki class. Jen has “Miss Aloha Hula” dreams. Kanani, the youngest of the group is sick of being called a baby. And finally Pumehana is a passionate dancer hiding in the back line.  Can these hula sisters overcome their fears, pride and insecurities in order to discover the true meaning of hula? Or, will this art form be #forgotten?


What makes this play different from any other is that there is hula. Real hula. Not the Waikiki lūʻau kind hula that has permeated every hotel beachside from Kauaʻi to Hawaiʻi Island, but real honest to goodness, beautiful hula. - Wil Kāhele, Hitting the Stage
 iHula… iLoved it!   -Allan Okubo, Hitting the Stage

SHOW DATES:

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm: November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26; December 1, 2, 3, 2016

Sundays 2pm: November 6, 13, 20, 27; December *4, 2016


*American Sign Language Interpretation upon request

(No show Thursday, November 24 - Thanksgiving)



 

Kumu Kahua Theatre, in downtown Honolulu on the Island of O'ahu, offers one-of-a-kind live entertainment. When you want to enjoy cutting-edge performances about the life, history and future of Hawai‘i's people, this is where you come. 

We are located on the corner of Merchant and Bethel in downtown Honolulu at 46 Merchant Street. Call 808-536-4441 to reach our box office.

Our shows run Thursday-Saturday at 8:00 PM, with Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. Our work is made possible primarily through your donations. Thank you for your support!