Nā Manu at Palikū Theatre

Hawaiian Youth Theatre by Moses Goods—February 3–12, 2017

Windward Community College
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Mktg & Public Rel Dir, Windward Community College
Moses Goods, 808-258-2199
Director, Humanities
Posted: Jan 24, 2017

Domina Hoffman in Na Manu, Feb., 3–12
Domina Hoffman in Na Manu, Feb., 3–12
Cast of Na Manu
Cast of Na Manu
Lelea'e Kahalepuna-Wong and Austin Sunderman in Na Manu
Lelea'e Kahalepuna-Wong and Austin Sunderman in Na Manu
Fenix Saavedra in Na Manu
Fenix Saavedra in Na Manu

NĀ MANU will be onstage at Palikū Theatre February 3 through February 12, performed by Windward Community College Theatre 260 alumni and community actors. Written and directed by Moses Goods, this engaging Hawaiian Youth Theatre production is an adaptation of several mo‘olelo about birds and their connection to Hawai‘i and Hawaiian culture.

NĀ MANU show dates:
February 3 & 4 (Fri. and Sat.), 7:30 p.m.
February 5 (Sun.), 4:00 p.m.
February 9 (Thurs.), 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
February 9, 10 & 11 (Thurs. – Sat.), 7:30 p.m.
February 12 (Sun.), 4:00 p.m.

Tickets: $5 Students/Students/Senior/Military; $10 General 
To Purchase Tickets: eTicketHawaii.com or call 235-7310 to charge by phone.
Running time is 50 min.

I luna lā i luna, nā manu o ka lewa. Manu (birds) have long been celebrated in song and dance throughout the islands of Hawai‘i. Birds safely guided our voyagers across the dangerous ocean, embodied the power of the gods bringing us vital messages of wisdom, and their cherished feathers adorned the heads and shoulders of our highest chiefs. 

NĀ MANU is a fun and engaging exploration of the stories that made birds so esteemed in Hawaiian culture drawing upon several traditional stories including Kapo'i and Owl War, Maui’s attainment of the secret of fire from the Alae birds, and Halulu, the giant man-eating bird of ancient times.

The cast includes: Fenix Saavedra, Sorsha Scott-Holmes, Marissa Walker, Lelea'e Kahalepuna-Wong, Austin Sunderman, Sarah Pfaltzgraph and Domina Hoffman.

Moses Goods is a professional storyteller, writer, and award-winning actor originally from Maui. He has traveled the globe performing to audiences in Germany, Canada, the Solomon Islands, New York and Washington, DC, to name a few. Currently, Moses performs in a one-man show that he also wrote and produced with Honolulu Theatre for Youth about the legendary surfer and swimmer Duke Kahanamoku.                                         

For more information about NĀ MANU, contact Director Moses Goods at 808-258-2199 or mosesgoods@yahoo.com.

To learn more about Theatre classes offered at Windward Community College, contact Instructor Nicolas Logue at 236-9138, logue@hawaii.edu or go online to windward.hawaii.edu. For more information about Palikū Theatre, please visit paliku.com