This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series (KCYS), school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12.
This original production introduces young audiences to the Native Hawaiian traditions around the cultivation of pa‘akai (salt). Traditionally, pa‘akai is food, medicine, a sacrament and a treasured gift. The Pa'akai We Bring follows multiple generations of salt farmers on Kauai, mixing in ancient stories, hula, live music, original songs, and plenty of audience participation into a tasty potluck of performance, joyously served up with aloha.
Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) is a theatre of place, deeply rooted in the cultures and people of the Pacific and dedicated to serving young people, families and educators across the Hawaiian Islands. Founded in 1955, HTY is one of the oldest professional Theatre for Young Audiences companies in the country and is recognized for its long history of innovative drama education programming and the creation of original theatrical works that celebrate the diverse cultures of Hawaiʻi.
Recommended for grades K-5
2023-24 Krannert Center Youth Series Sponsors
- Bernard and Prudence Spodek Endowed Fund
- Ann H. Bender Youth Series Endowment
- The Susan Sargeant McDonald Endowed Fund for Youth Programming
(Suzi was the founder/developer of the Krannert Center Youth Series)
- Susan & Michael Haney
- Brenda & Stephen Pacey
- Jill & James Quisenberry
- Carol & Ed Scharlau
- Jane & Christian Scherer
- Anne & David Sharpe
- Illinois Arts Council
- National Endowment for the Arts
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