A Midsummer Night's Dream

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives invites the public to celebrate its first theatrical performance on the beautiful Kahua Ho'okipa (foundation of hospitality) outdoor stage.

Directed by Cecilia Fordham, she takes a Hawaiian spin on William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Using a lush outdoor stage and costumes made by Peggy Krock, the performances combine the back drops of rural Honolulu, the lush green countryside of Haleiwa, and an imaginary fairy kingdom to create a world of timeless romance, myth, and magic.

August, 24, 25, 31 & September 1

Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 7pm

Hawaiian Mission Houses Kahua Ho'okipa outdoor stage

Tickets: $20 (adults), $16 (Students & Seniors 65+)

The foundation of the Kahua Ho'okipa stage has history actually embedded in it. The coral blocks that surround the stage were salvaged from Hawaiʻi's first court house, built in 1852. Hawaiian Mission Houses has an extensive archive and Hawaiʻi's Protestant missionaries expressed their appreciation of Shakespeare's work through letters, diaries, and newsletters.@

Also making its debut is the Hawaiian Mission Houses new LED theatrical lighting system that has been installed around the Kahua Ho'okipa stage. Its advanced technology uses electricity efficiently while allowing each light to be controlled individually through an operating board.

Bring your lauhala mats, umbrellas, blankets and the whole family. Doors open at 5pm, allowing you to enjoy a sunset picnic on the beautiful green lawn before the show.

All of the proceeds from this performance will help with the Mission Houses educational programs and operations. Tickets can be purchased online or you can call 447-3926.

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