“My Name is ʻŌpūkahaʻia” was commissioned by the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. It is a 30 minute one-man-show that commemorates the life of Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia.
The play takes the audience to different scenes from Opukahaia’s life, including traumatic events from his youth, his arrival and residence in New England, and his conversion to Christianity.
“My Name is ʻŌpūkahaʻia” premiered on February 17 2018, exactly 200 years after ʻŌpūkahaʻia’s death. Since then, the piece has been performed in Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Hana and Kahului. The next scheduled performance will be on Kauaʻi then will travel to New England for a month long tour.