Lopaka Kapanui: Chicken Skin Ghost Stories
Friday Jun 14 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $12.00
General Admission: $15.00
About the Performance:
As a self-described "Jewish kid from Hollywood," Glen Grant became one of Hawai‘i's most beloved teachers and Hawaiian historians. He popularized the term "Chicken Skin" and left a legacy of ghost stories that still scare and intrigue us to this day. With the help and support of Glen's family, join his protégé, Lopaka Kapanui, as he shares stories from the darkest recesses of Glen's spine-chilling collection.
Lopaka Kapanui is a native Hawaiian storyteller, writer, actor, kumu hula, cultural practitioner, former professional wrestler, husband, father and grandpa. Lopaka has been hailed by Honolulu newspapers as one of Hawai'i's foremost storytellers, sharing tales of between-world spirits and Hawaiian mythology to anyone who'll listen. For more than a decade, he has led after-dark ghost tours around the island of O'ahu. A storyteller for more than twenty years, hundreds of people have come forward to share their own stories with him, making him a repository for some of our islands' spookiest tales. Sharing more than just Hawaiian ghost stories, Lopaka shares his knowledge of the history and legends of O‘ahu and Hawai‘i. With his theatrical, mesmerizing style, he offers fascinating glimpses into Hawaiian spirituality.