Reservations are filling up fast for “Mai Poina: The Trial of a Queen,” a living history performance led by Hawaiian scholars and leaders. The historic reenactments will take place in Aliʻiōlani Hale, the former seat of government of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi.
In 1895, two years after the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, Queen Liliʻuokalani was arrested and tried by an American court for allegedly allowing an uprising against the new republic by her followers. She was found guilty of treason.
During the living history performance, audience members will be transported to a Honolulu of 1895 by costumed role-players who will discuss then reenact the queen’s trial.
Attendees will receive a viewer’s guide that supplies a historical timeline, essays by Hawai‘i history and legal scholars, primary sources in Hawaiian with translations, and archival photographs from the period.
February 20 and 27
February 21 and 28
February 22 and March 1
Aliʻiōlani Hale across from ʻIolani Palace
To reserve a space go to the event registration website or call 534-8880. Admission is free, but courtroom seating is limited.