Eddie Aikau Lives On at Hawai'i Theatre

Sep 16, 2014

Jamy Torres as Tutuwahine and Michael Donato as Kaleo in the Hawai'i Theatre production of Marion Lyman-Mersereau's "Eddie Wen Go"
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Eddie Aikau on March 16th, 1978, the day the Hokule'a set sail for its second Tahiti crossing
Credit David Bettencourt

As the Hokule’a and Hikianalia continue their worldwide sail, a theatre production in Honolulu is remembering a tragedy that nearly swamped Hōkūle‘a’s beginnings.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, it was March 16th, 1978, and amidst great fanfare, the Hokule’a set sail from Magic Island.    

Public performances of “Eddie Wen Go” happen this coming Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20, at the Hawai‘i Theatre.  Danny Carvalho plays an original live soundscape for the production.  The book, by Marion Lyman Mersereau, is available through your favorite bookseller.  

For more on performances at the Hawai‘i Theatre

For more on the book, Eddie Wen Go, by Marion Lyman-Mersereau

Eddie Aikau on the Polynesian Voyaging Society site

Further accounts of the fateful voyage, March 16, 1978

For the Eddie Aikau Foundation