Lāʻieikawai, the Beauty of Paliuli, was born into a family of aliʻi (chiefs) and taken by her grandmother Waka to be raised safely in the forest of Paliuli. She is the most beautiful woman in all of Hawaiʻi, and is pursued by a lengthy line of suitors. Enjoy this reenactment of a traditional epic Hawaiian tradition about family love and duty, a bit of adventure, and friendship.
About UH Mānoa’s Theatre and Dance Department in the Hawaiian Theatre Program:
The newest addition to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Theatre and Dance Department is the Hawaiian Theatre Program. The program includes courses on the history of theatre in Hawai‘i, the study and analysis of indigenous Hawaiian performance, and training in both traditional and contemporary Hawaiian performance forms. Forthcoming original productions will reflect and honor the language, traditions, history and values of the Hawaiian community. Degree offered: MFA, Hawaiian Theatre.