Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i will stage its third Hawaiian language opera entitled “Hā’upu” on March 10 and 11 as part of the school’s annual Hō’ike.

“Hā’upu” is based on the legend of Hina and her son Kana. Hina, an ali’i from Hilo, is kidnapped by Kapepeʻekauila, a rogue ali’i from the island of Moloka’i. In retaliation for this outrageous kidnapping, Hina’s sons Kana an Nīheu mount an attack on Kapepeʻekauila’s fortress on the north shore of Moloka’i on the cliffs of Hā’upu.

Proceeds from the production will help to offset the cost of the Hō’ike A Ha’i performing arts department trip to the American High School Theatre Festival at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2016. This production will debut the opera which will be performed in Scotland at the festival next summer.

When:             Two public performances on March 10 and 11, 2016 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Where:            Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i – Koai’a Gymnasium

16-716 Volcano Rd., Kea’au, HI  96749

Tickets:            Tickets prices range from $10-15 based on seat location. Call (808) 982-0734 or visit http://blogs.ksbe.edu/hah/ for more information.