Conquering the Sun is directorial debut for PAC alumnus

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Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

The story of several Hawaiian myths, in which Maui’s challenge is to stop the Sun Goddess La from moving so quickly across the sky, is showcased in Conquering the Sun, the directorial debut of University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Performing Arts Center’s alumnus Kimo Apaka. Show dates are Friday and Saturday, November 14 and 15 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 16, at 2 p.m. in the PAC.

The production features Willyam Hodson as Maui, Gina Brown as Keahi, Stephanie Marr as Hina, Angela Nakamura as La, and Jenna Acia, Chasity Bleu, Landon Ballesteros, John Love, Peter Vesesksi, and Scott Wuscher as members of the ensemble.

UH Hilo’s Jackie Pualani Johnson and fellow members of the Colorado Caravan at the University of Colorado created Conquering the Sun in 1976.

Tickets are reserved seating and priced at $12 General, $7 Discount and $5 UH Hilo/HawCC students (with a valid student ID) and children up to age 17, and are available by calling the UH Hilo Box Office at 932-7490 or ordering online at If purchased as part of the UH Hilo Performing Arts Department Trifecta package (three performances for $15) tickets are $5 General/Discount and slightly over $3 for students with a valid ID.

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