Paliku Theatre, the Jewel of the Windward side

Palikū Theatre




Welcome to the Jewel of the Windward side!

Concerts, drama, musicals, dance programs, film festivals, lectures, intimate Hawaiian music sessions — they’re all part of what island audiences can look forward to in Palikū Theatre.

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One black night, near an old abandoned plantation town by the sea, two cousins lost in the darkness unknowingly cross a supernatural threshold. Directed by Taurie Kinoshita, ʻŌʻōkala 100, will come “alive” on the Palikū Theatre stage at Windward Community College from October 23 through October 30, just in time for the Halloween season.

In Hawaiian mythology, leina (the ‘leaping place’) were believed to be portals to another world. After the cousins cross over a supernatural threshold, they encounter ghosts from different backgrounds and time periods over the past 100 years of Hawaiʻi’s history gather nearby reliving moments of pain and joy in their life.

Playwright Susan Stanton wrote this collection of eerie and haunting local ghost stories specifically to be performed by the Theatre 260 Dramatic Production students of Windward Community College.

Stanton is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter in New York. Her work has appeared at Clubbed Thumb, East West Players, Playwrights Horizons, Kennedy Center, The Flea, Southern Rep, Joe’s Pub, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and PerryMansfield among others.

ʻŌʻōkala 100 is directed by award-winning, 25-years, more than 100-shows theatre veteran Taurie Kinoshita, who has also staged critically acclaimed work in London and New York City, and features Windward CC’s Theatre 260 students—many acting for the first time onstage. A post-show discussion will be held on Saturday, October 24.

Show information

Due to adult language, situations and themes, this play is recommended for ages 16 and older. Running time is one hour.

ʻŌʻōkala 100 show dates:

  • October 23 and 24 (Friday and Saturday), 8 p.m. (Post-show talk with cast on October 24)
  • October 25 (Sunday), 4 p.m.
  • October 28, 29 (Wednesday and Thursday), 4:30 p.m.
  • October 28–30 (Wednesday-Friday), 8 p.m.

Ticket prices:
$5 general admission
To purchase tickets, go to or call (808) 235-7310.

To learn more about Theatre 260 and other theatre classes offered at Windward CC,
contact instructor Nicolas Logue via email or by phone at (808) 236-9138.


Upcoming Events

April 2, 2016, Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Paliku Arts Festival

a multi-art festival experience, indoors and out.


The list above is partial. To see all production dates, click here for Full List of Events

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Picture of the interior of Paliku Theatre

Contact Information

Palikū Theatre Office
Windward Community College
45-720 Kea'ahala Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744

Box Office: (808) 235-7310

Manager's Phone: (808) 235-7330
FAX: (808) 235-7312


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page last updated: February 24, 2015

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