The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance and Kennedy Theatre will transition back to in-person performances with this much-anticipated production. Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) pays tribute to Eddie Aikau in this play adapted from the book “Eddie Wen’ Go: The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe” by Marion Lyman-Mersereau. With original choreography and music, this imaginative TYA production incorporates giant puppetry, dance, ‘ōlelo Hawai’i (Hawaiian legends), pidgin, and hula to tell the story of Eddie Aikau’s act of courage through the eyes of sea creatures who watched from underneath his upside-down canoe. Celebrating the story of one local hero who dared to dream big and who put the lives of others before his own, this production shares Aikau’s legacy of hope and service to others. Suitable for the whole family. Advisory: flashing lights. Performed live for in-person audiences (subject to public health advisory changes). More info: Eddie Wen’ Go: The Story of the Upside-Down Canoe – MAINSTAGE | UHM Dept. of Theatre + Dance (hawaii.edu)
“Eddie Wen’ Go” TYA performance information
- Dates: Jan. 28, 29* and Feb. 4, 5*, 6, 2022
- Performance times: FRI 7:30pm, SAT/SUN 2:00pm
- *Pre-show chat with author/playwright/former Hōkūleʻa crewmember Marion Lyman-Mersereau at 1:15pm
- Regularly Priced Tickets (in-person): $20 Regular (Adult).
- Throwback Saturday Tickets (Sat. Jan. 29, 2022 performance only): $15 Regular (Adult).
- Ticket discount available to UH Faculty/Student, Seniors, Military, Youth