Lyman Museum Presents: Vespers at Hānaiakamālama

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Destination Hilo (MB) No Comments


Visit the Lyman Museum for Vespers on either of two occasions—Monday evening, September 11, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., or the following afternoon, Tuesday, September 12, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In Vespers, UH-Hilo Performing Arts graduate Denyse Ku’upuaimohalaikalani Woo-Ockerman welcomes the audience into the Queen’s home and heart as she looks back on a life rich in family history and the weight of tragedy.

This remarkable one-woman performance (as penned by the renowned Jackie Pualani Johnson) reveals Emma’s resilience in a time of great transition in the Islands, as she and Liholiho tried to build, side by side, a better way of life for all Hawaiians.

Queen Emma is another of those seminal figures in Hawaii’s history who provide such rich material for living history performances. A well-educated woman of many talents, an ali‘i and the daughter of ali‘i, Emma was queen consort to King Kamehameha IV, Alexander Liholiho.

Her reign was noted for her humanitarian efforts and for her founding of The Queen’s Hospital and St. Andrew’s Priory School for Girls, but it also had its share of sorrows.

Tickets are 3$ for non-members or FREE with membership! Seats fill up fast and are limited to 85 on a First Come, First Served basis! 


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