The Adventures of Hiiaka • TYA • World Tales

Adapted from Hawaiian Myth and Lore by Genevieve Aichele

Hawaii’s rich mythology and lore provide the story for this script dealing with love, honor, and friendship. Pele, Goddess of fire––now residing in the volcano Kilauea, on the island of Hawaii––sends her little sister, Hiiaka, on a quest to rescue Pele’s lover, Lohiau, from the island of Kauai. Pele gives special gifts of power to her little sister to help accomplish the tasks appointed to her, along with two companions. In return, Pele promises to keep Hiiaka’s mortal friend Hopoe safe. Hiiaka and her companions battle many minor gods and annoyances along the way, but it takes them much longer than expected. When Hiiaka finally returns with Lohiau, she finds that Pele has become impatient and broken her promise to her little sister. Lohiau sees Pele’s true nature and marries Hiiaka instead. This is only one of many tales in the epic sagas about Pele and her family.

Part of the TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD SERIES


PLAY DETAILS:

  • 5f, 3m, 9either
    • Narrators (2), M or F
      Pele, goddess of fire & volcanoes, F
      Lohiau, King of Kauai, M
      Hiiaka, Pele’s youngest sister, F
      Hopoe, friend to Hiiaka, F
      Pau-o-palae, goddess of ferns, Hiiaka’s companion, F
      Wahine-omao, Hiiaka’s companion, F
      Mahiki, the Whirlwind, M
      Village Chief, M or F
      Pili & Noho, the Dragons, M or F
      2 Bird Scouts M or F
      Pana-ewa, Reptile Man, M
      2 Dragons, M or F
      Elementals (Fire, Ferns, Water, Fog, Wind, Villagers), M and F
  • Fantasy costumes
  • Several locations on the islands of Hawaii and Kauai
  • About 20 minutes
  • ORDER #3142

PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this play: Adventures of Hiiaka PERUSAL
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address. Do not purchase rehearsal materials or pay for royalties until you have performance clearance.)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3142a : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3142d : $20




  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3142e : $20




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Stratham Summer Arts Camp, Stratham, NH

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

The Adventures of Hiiaka
Adapted from Hawaiian Myth and  Lore

by
Genevieve Aichele

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
The Adventure of Hiiaka is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


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