Confronting Change: The Conversion of Ka‘ahumanu

November 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St. Hilo HI 96720

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Caught in a collision of cultures and facing the onslaught of relentless change, Hawaiian and missionary women confronted seminal events in 19th-century Hawai‘i which inextricably altered their lives—and the lives of others—forever.  Acclaimed playwright Victoria Nālani Kneubuhl created the poignant “The Conversion of Ka‘ahumanu” to interweave the stories of five women during one of the most difficult periods in Hawai‘i’s history.  The play has been produced in full and as readings in New York, Washington, D.C., and Edinburgh, Scotland.  Now the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo will mount its own full-scale production of this play in April 2020 … but you can enjoy a VIP preview with this dramatic reading directed by Jackie Pualani Johnson.  The five women include Lucy Thurston (Justina Mattos), Sybil Bingham (Barbara Moir), Ka‘ahumanu (Jackie Pualani Johnson), Hannah Grimes (Megan Mina), and Pali (Tyler Dela Cruz), with Victoria Nālani Kneubuhl reading stage directions. Don’t miss this moving portrayal, presented on two occasions:  Monday evening, November 4, and the following afternoon, November 5.

Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.  Please support the Museum by becoming a member, and enjoy all Saigo Series programs, all year round, at no charge!  Seating is limited; first come, first seated.  ON MONDAY EVENINGS ONLY, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall

On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM.  E komo mai!