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Krannert Center Events: 2023-2024 Season

About This Event

This original production introduces young audiences to the Native Hawaiian traditions around the cultivation of pa‘akai (salt). Traditionally, pa‘akai is food, medicine, a sacrament and a treasured gift. The Pa'akai We Bring follows multiple generations of salt farmers on Kauai, mixing in ancient stories, hula, live music, original songs and plenty of audience participation into a tasty potluck of performance, joyously served up with aloha.

Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) is a theatre of place, deeply rooted in the cultures and people of the Pacific and dedicated to serving young people, families and educators across the Hawaiian Islands. Founded in 1955, HTY is one of the oldest professional Theatre for Young Audiences companies in the country and is recognized for its long history of innovative drama education programming and the creation of original theatrical works that celebrate the diverse cultures of Hawaiʻi.

Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 10:00AM in the Studio Theatre

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

HTY: The Paʻakai We Bring Trailer