Out of the rugged, romantic tradition of the California vaqueros emerged the rebel Hawaiian cowboy Ko’olau — a hero written about by Jack London and W.S. Merwin. Selected for creation by the National Performance Network of New Orleans, this historic drama in 1893 in Hawaii is touring nationally and having its Northern California Premiere at La Pena Cultural Center.
We are also inviting the public to a free forum at the Berkeley Public Library South, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 (Wednesday) to talk about the genesis of the play and also provide some entertainment and chat. Mr. Kubota will perform a poem that received first place in a poetry slam and perform some songs accompanied by Berkeley violinist Jan Pugat.
Oct. 2 &3, 8 p.m.2015: Acclaimed historic theatrical drama “Legend Of Ko’olau.” La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley, California. A New Play Creation Fund Project of the National Performance Network of New Orleans.