Theater Advertisement, 1862.

A Good Performance!

The Man Will Perform once again

Amazing Acts
he being the
Fakir of Shiva,

this evening, at the Theater on the corner of Hotel and Alakea Streets. And on this night will be done

greatly bewildering feats

of all sorts. He will send a Cloak to the homes of those so desiring using his powers.

Come at once!

Don’t be late! Lest you all not witness the astonishing performance this Saturday night, the 16th of August. Before the act, a balloon will be sent up, therefore, O friends who want to see these awesome things, it is best for you to come straight over.

(Kuokoa, 8/16/1862, p. 3)

KEAKA MAIKAI!

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 38, Aoao 3. Augate 16, 1862.

Theatres of Hawai‘i: Places of Performance in the Islands, 1847 to 1970

There are many theaters described in the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers… They featured all sorts of entertainment, both local and foreign–from magicians to music to moving pictures. This brown bag presentation on Thursday (10/27/2011) at Center for Biographical Research should be interesting!

Theatres of Hawai‘i: Places of Performance in the Islands, 1847 to 1970