Twelf Nite O’ Wateva! Publicity Pics
|July 24, 2013||Posted by Hitting the Stage under News|
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.