Hawai‘i Pacific University offers a unique experience for students interested in studying Theater. Small classes allow for greater interaction between students and teachers, and much individualized attention. Courses are taught by Theater professionals, offering students high quality instruction and mentoring. Acting and production courses give students the opportunity to apply both technical and performance skills to live performances. Because the major productions involve actors, designers, and technicians from the community, students have the opportunity to work with many theater professionals, both on stage and off stage. As a member of the Hawaii State Theatre Council, HPU Theatre has earned numerous awards for acting, directing, ensemble performance, playwriting, and overall play production. While taking a hiatus from HSTC membership for the 2015-2016 Season, we look forward to our renewed participation.
Students who wish to study Theater at HPU may choose to minor in Theater. This minor can enhance such major fields of study as literature, communication, humanities, psychology, public relations, journalism, advertising, art and music. A Theater minor can help prepare students for careers in the performing arts, art management, theater administration, marketing, the media, journalism, writing, public speaking and human relations.
by Ira Levin
directed by Eden Lee Murray
Performances November 11 - 20, 2016
A famous playwright suffering a dry spell, a young writer, a promising script, a nervous wife, a psychic neighbor, a dark and stormy night, a wall covered with weapons, and deliciously witty dialogue throughout. These are just some of the ingredients in Ira Levin’s Deathtrap, the fall mainstage production at Hawaii Pacific University’s Paul & Vi Loo Theatre. One of the most successful whodunits of all time, Deathtrap ran for four years on Broadway and is sure to delight.
For more information about Theatre at HPU, contact:
Teresa McCreary, Director, Performing Arts
Department of Arts & Humanities
Office Number: (808) 544-0887
Eden Lee Murray, Adjunct Professor of Theatre & Director
Cell: (808) 384-2157
Janine Myers, Theatre Manager
Cell: (808) 386-4753