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Shipment Day Play at Manoa Valley Theater

A sign up sheet will be posted in August or September.  Prices and other information will be listed on the sign up sheet.  

About Shipment Day:

Shipment Day

– A Hawaii-based true-life drama by Lorenzo DeStefano
– Guest directed by Lorenzo DeStefano
– A Playbuilders of Hawaii 2016 New Works Festival “Best Play”

Shipment Day, by Hawaii-born playwright, Lorenzo DeStefano, is set in Honolulu between 1934 and 1937 and dramatizes the traumatic early life experiences of DeStefano’s Portuguese cousin, the well-known leprosy activist Olivia Robello Breitha. It chronicles Olivia’s diagnosis with the condition at 18, her two and a half year confinement at Kalihi Hospital, to the day before her shipment to Kalaupapa, the Hansen’s disease settlement on Molokai. As Hawaii State Department of Health parolee #3306, Olivia would spend the next seventy years of her life, until her death in 2006 at the age of 90, at Kalaupapa.

Earlier Event: September 30
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