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THE PA’AKAI WE BRING

March 25 - 29, 2024 Temple Theater

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Venue Temple Theater
Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.

Grades K-5

This original production by Honolulu Theatre for Youth introduces young audiences to the Native Hawaiian cultural values by exploring their relationship to pa'akai (salt).

Inspired by the real-life stories of the twenty-six Hawaiian families who have tended the Hanapēpē salt beds for generations on the island of Kauaʻi, the production celebrates the ancient and modern practices around pa-akai where, traditionally, pa‘akai is valued as food, medicine, a sacrament, and a treasured gift. The ensemble mixes in ancient stories, hula, live music, original songs, and plenty of audience participation into a tasty potluck of performance, joyously served up with aloha.  

The stories are specific to Hawaii, but universal questions emerge:

  • What makes a place special?
  • What traditions and values live within the land and community?
  • What gifts does each member bring?
  • And how does a community protect their home and culture while also sharing it?
Curriculum Connections

Social Studies, 21st Century Skills, Music, Theater, Dance 

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Show Date Time   Availability
Monday, March 25, 2024 10:00 AM    
Monday, March 25, 2024 12:00 PM    
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 10:00 AM    
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 12:00 PM    
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 10:00 AM    WAIT LIST
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 12:00 PM    
Thursday, March 28, 2024 10:00 AM    
Thursday, March 28, 2024 12:00 PM    
Friday, March 29, 2024 10:00 AM    
Friday, March 29, 2024 12:00 PM    

Event Details

Venue Temple Theater
Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.
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