Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives is celebrating 10 years of award winning Cemetery Pupu Theatre with a special presentation of 5 historical portrayals from past productions (see details below). These portrayals bring history to life with carefully researched and scripted actor portrayals of figures from Hawaii’s history. Cemetery Pupu Theatre: A Decade of Living History will be presented live at Oahu Cemetery and virtually. The video and live versions are directed by William Hao. More info: https://www.missionhouses.org/cemetery-pupu-theatre/
Cemetery Pupu Theatre 10th anniversary presentation
The 10th anniversary show will feature Moses Goods as David Malo, Stephanie Conching as Mary Bishop Dowsett, Karen Kaulana as Halia, Albert Ueligitone as Curtis Iaukea, and Karen Valasek as Cherilla Lowrey.
- David Malo, a formative educator and public servant to his Hawai‘i Nei
- Mary Dowsett, whose story brings to life the hazards of early trade and shipping in Hawai‘i
- Hali‘a, a composite character drawn on firsthand accounts of the 1853 smallpox epidemic
- Curtis Iaukea, public servant to Hawai‘i across decades, under the Kingdom, Republic, and Territory
- Cherilla Lowrey, who was involved with developing the modern Honolulu landscape and preserving the environment
Cemetery Pupu Theatre Tickets
Virtual event: available through pre-recorded video. Tickets: $25/individual, $40/household. Once the reservation is made, the link will be available from June 11 until June 26, 2021 to view at their own convenience.
Live performance: Friday & Saturday nights during June 11-26, 2021 at Oahu Cemetery, 2162 Nuuanu Avenue. Pupus and drinks are available beginning at 5pm. The theatrical presentations will begin promptly at 6pm. Tickets are $55 per person.