Ho‘okia‘i: Lili‘uokalani

January 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St. Hilo Hawaii 96720
Photo credit:  Daniel Nathaniel III

Photo credit: Daniel Nathaniel III

Matinée presentation:

November 11, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the passing of Hawai‘i’s beloved Queen Lili‘uokalani.  “Ho‘okia‘i” means “to post a watch,” which was how all the Royal Societies honored the Queen at her services. 

In this first-person soliloquy by renowned dramatist Jackie Pualani Johnson, Lili‘uokalani stands watch at her own funeral; her deep feelings for her family and those of her entourage who remained faithfully at her side after the overthrow of her Kingdom are expressed by the spirit of the Queen herself.  She reflects on her love of music and the manner in which music accompanied her on her final journey, ending with her entombment at Mauna ‘Ala, the resting place of Hawai‘i ali‘i. 

Her Majesty’s original music is performed lovingly by the harp and flute duet of Cymber Lily Quinn and Kathy Dorn. 

This moving living history performance is being presented on two occasions:  Monday evening, January 7, and the following afternoon, January 8.

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!