Laieikawai performance, 1902.

OPERA HOUSE [HALE MELE HOU]

Saturday Night, Mar. 29, ’02

FAMOUS PLEASURABLE PERFORMANCE

OF

‘Laieikawai’

prepared from the Famous Story of LAIEIKAWAI, the Woman of the Twilight, the Handsome Beauty of Paliuli. It will be opened by the Hawaii Ponoi Dramatic Club inĀ  the Night of the 15th of March. Continue reading

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Laieikawai, 1888.

In 1888, “Ka Moolelo o Laieikawai, a o ka mea i kapa ia Kawahineikaliula [The Story of Laieikawai, the one that was called The Woman of the Twilight],” was edited and republished by Sol. Meheula and Jas. Henry Bolster, “For the benefit and the progress of the new generations of the Hawaiian People.”

On page 131 of this book appears this mele called “Laieikawai” which may look familiar to many of you.

Laieikawai

"Ka Moolelo o Laieikawai: a o ka mea i kapa ia Kawahineikaliula," Sol. Meheula & Jas. Henry Bolster, ed., Honolulu: Papa Pai Mahu "Bulletin," 1888. p. 131 (Courtesy of Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum)

Performance of the great story, “Laieikawai,” 1902.

OPERA HOUSE

SATURDAY EVENING, MAR. 15

The Famous Enjoyable Performance of

“LAIEIKAWAI”

which is being prepared from the Famed story of LAIEIKAWAI, the Woman of the Twilight, the Striking Beauty of Paliuli. It will be Opened by the Hawaii Ponoi Dramatic Club on the Night of the coming 15th of March.

The ladies and gentlemen thespians are Beautiful and Handsome; they know the language; their voices are sweet and pleasant like the singing Kahuli land shells.

The Feather Capes are lovely, as are the Feather helmets, the spears, and the ti-leaf sandals; so exquisite that it will make your insides tremble.

Come on down to see firsthand this mystifying beauty.

Don’t forget this; the tickets for entrance can be obtained at Wall Nichols Co. on King Street. Make haste.

You will enjoy it.

(Kuokoa, 2/28/1902, p. 5)

HALE MELE HOU

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XL, Helu 9, Aoao 5. Feberuari 28, 1902.