Educators who will be on Oahu Nov. 23 or 24 can take advantage of a special discount to see the national touring play "Legend of Koolau."
The historical drama is set on Kauai in 1893 after the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. It is based on the true story of a cowboy named Kaluaikoolau as he fights to protect his family and community from a powerful rebel militia.
"Legend of Koolau" stars Maui native Moronai Kanekoa, star of the film "Kuleana." It is written by Gary Kubota and directed by Monte Scott Perez.
According to the show's description, "the play tells the story of the Kaluaiko‘olau's resistance to the political and moral forces that he gradually comes to understand are eroding not only himself, but also the entire Hawaiian community.
"Kubota's play documents the compassionate cowboy Kaluaiko‘olau's struggle to maintain his sense of dignity and his armed refusal to be treated inhumanely when he contracts leprosy. With his wife and young son he becomes an emblem of resistance—a legend—albeit one humanized by Kubota's careful touch, which gives the man his conflicting allegiances, his anger, his humor, his guilt about a murder he felt compelled to commit, his conflicts about religion, and his deep love for his wife and son."
Shows take place Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Honolulu Museum of Art's Doris Duke Theatre.
General admission tickets cost $25, but if you call the box office at (808) 532-6097 and identify yourself as an "HSTA educator," you'll receive $10 off tickets for you and your family.
Please note, this discount is available via phone only and cannot be used for online ticket purchases. If you are unable to speak to a person directly, leave a message with your contact information, and call (808) 268-3918 if you encounter further difficulties.
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