Now Casting for Commemorative Celebration : Baha'i Faith meeting with Queen Lili'uokalani

Actors needed for the dramatic commemoration for the Centenary Celebration of representatives of the Baha’i Faith meeting with Queen Lili’uokalani.

 

On March 25, 2015, the Baha'is of the Hawaiian Islands will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the meeting of Queen Lili'uokalani with members of the Baha'i Faith in 1915 at Washington Place (the Queens Honolulu home). This "Centenary Celebration" will be held exactly 100 years to the day, on March 25, 2015 at Washington Place. 

On this commemorative occasion dignitaries will be invited to a private performance at the Queen’s Honolulu home, Washington Place, honoring the Queen’s outstanding qualities through monologues and a reenactment of this historic meeting by playwright Gaellen Quinn (author of the novel The Last Aloha).

Auditions will be done by appointment from now through Friday, February 27th.  

Please call Clara Whippy at (808) 639-1735 or email at clara.felice@gmail.com to schedule an audition. 

Actors must be able to attend the Dress Rehearsal and Performance on Wednesday, March 25th (10am-12pm, 3pm-6pm).

CHARACTERS:

Narrator – Any age, gender, or ethnicity. Weaves the monologues, scene, and readings together.

Keawe – A modern Hawaiian man. His grandmother was a lady in waiting to Queen Lili’uokalni. He delivers a monologue about the Queen’s acceptance of and consideration for all faiths and peoples.

Pi’ilani – Hawaiian women in her 30’s, set in 1920s.  She delivers three monologues on her memories with the Queen’s kindness and forgiveness, her thoughtfulness and generosity, and her life of service to others.

Queen Liliuokalani- the last monarch and only queen regnant of the Kingdom of Hawaii. An outstanding figure in history. In this scene she is 77 years old, it is after the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Baha’i Travelers (1 woman, 2 men) – Caucasian, in their 30’s to 40’s. Devoted Baha’is travelling from the continental United States to bring the Baha'i message of peace and unity to the Queen. Set in 1915 during World War 1.

Friend of Travelers – Hawaiian woman who accompanies the travelers to the Queen.

Ehulani- the Queen’s retainer. Female.

Baha’i Readers (3) – Any age or gender. Will recite Baha’i Holy Writings which reflect the Queen’s qualities being highlighted.

Singer(s)- preferably Hawaiian, to sing a prayer in the Hawai’ian language.

For more information about the Baha’i Faith visit www.bahai.org

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