Saturday, October 5, 2019

Times: Doors open at 5:30 pm. The program begins at 6:30 pm in the Stephen M. Brewer Theater in the Visitor Center at Old Sturbridge Village

Cost: $12 for Non-members, $10 for Old Sturbridge Village Members

Stephen M. Brewer Theater (in the Visitor Center ) at Old Sturbridge Village

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October 2019 is the Bicentennial of the commissioning and departure of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) missionaries to Hawaiʻi. Eighteen young men and women left the Long Wharf in Boston on October 23, 1819, and anchored in Kona, Hawaiʻi, on April 4, 1820, forever tying New England to Hawaiʻi. Commissioned by Hawaiian Mission Houses to honor the bicentennial of ʻŌpūkahaʻia’s death in 1818, “My Name is ʻŌpūkahaʻia” brings to life the story of a Native Hawaiian man who inspired the ABCFM to send Protestant missionaries to the Hawaiian Kingdom.

This is the first time Hawaiian Mission Houses is taking this award-winning History Theater program to the continental United States, though it has toured extensively throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Poʻai LincolnBased on primary source research, this emotionally powerful play is written by and starring Moses Goods, one of the premier actors, writers, and storytellers in Hawaiʻi. The program also features Poʻai Lincoln, a singer/musician, and Hawaiian Mission Houses’ Cultural Programs Coordinator, who will accompany the program with Hawaiian Oli (chant) and Mele (song).

“A riveting historical performance by one of Hawai‘i’s
greatest actors.” – James Charisma, Honolulu Magazine

We anticipate this to be a popular program, so purchase your tickets today!