Moses Goods creates an unforgettable portrayal of the life of Duke Paoa Kahanamoku in his one-man show entitled “DUKE”. “DUKE” played for over 10,000 people in its initial 5 week run at Tenney Theatre produced by Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Since then it has toured to New York, Connecticut, Minneapolis and the neighbor islands as well.
Hawai‘i’s first Olympic gold medalist and the father of modern surfing, Duke Kahanamoku is unquestionably one of the most important and beloved figures in Hawaiian history. The life and legacy of this tremendous athlete, humanitarian and Hawaiian hero is brilliantly captured in “DUKE”
“In Hawaiʻi we greet friends, loved ones and strangers with Aloha, which means with love. Aloha is the key word to the universal spirit of real hospitality, which makes Hawaiʻi renowned as the world’s center of understanding and fellowship. Try meeting or leaving people with Aloha. You’ll be surprised by their reaction.I believe it and it is my creed. Aloha to you.”
Duke Paoa Kahanamoku