Twelf Nite O’ Wateva! at the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
|July 16, 2013||Posted by Hitting the Stage under Past Shows|
Twelf Nite O’ Wateva!
Hawaiian Mission Houses’ Kahua Ho’okipa outdoor stage
August 2 – 17
Doors open at 5pm for picnicking, seating at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm
The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives brings to life the late James Grant Benton’s Twelf Nite O’ Wateva!, a popular pidgin version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night Or What You Will. For three weekends, families can enjoy a play that will become a highlight of their summer.
The beautiful Kahua Ho’okipa (foundation of hospitality) outdoor stage and lush green foliage helps recreate Benton’s Hawaiian fantasy of Shakespeare’s love, desire, and mistaken identity. Directed by well-known local theatre actor Will Ha’o, there is something in the play for everyone: twins mistaken for each other, young women seeking independence in a man’s world, and a play within a play are all a part of the interesting storyline. Benton wanted local kids to learn Shakespeare and felt that by rewriting the famous English dialogue into pidgin, it would help them relate and understand it.
We welcome you to bring your lauhala mats, umbrellas, blankets and the whole family. We encourage you to bring dinner so that you can picnic on our grounds or you can purchase dinner at our new café, “Good Eats at Missions Houses.” Doors open at 5 pm, allowing you to enjoy a sunset picnic on our beautiful green lawn before the show. We look forward to sharing the moonlight with you for an evening of fun.
All of the proceeds from this performance will help with the Mission Houses educational programs and operations. Tickets can be purchased online at missionhouses.org or you can call 447-3926.
Twelf Nite o Wateva! is presented by special arrangement with Grant Kui Benton.
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