Theatre Program

HPU Theatre Program

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.



The Foreigner

by Larry Shue
directed by Eden Lee Murray

Auditions February 3 - 5, 2017 (for more information, click here.)

Performances March 31 - April 9, 2017

This delicious, character-driven farce takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia. Charlie Baker, a depressed and self-effacing British gentleman desparately seeks solitude. In order to guarantee the peace and privacy Charlie desires, his buddy introduces him to the locals as an exotic, non-English-speaking foreigner. The plan backfires, however, and soon Charlie finds himself at the very center of the madness, as nefarious Southern villains concoct outrageous schemes. The ingenious solutions Charlie and the not-so-halfwit that befriend him come up with are hilarious.

Paul and Vi Loo Theatre Production: 2016 - 2017 Season


Past HPU Theatre Productions 

HPU Paul and Vi Loo Theatre Reservations and Information

For more information about Theatre at HPU, contact:

Eden Lee Murray, Adjunct Professor of Theatre & Director
Cell: (808) 384-2157

Janine Myers, Theatre Manager
Cell: (808) 386-4753

Teresa McCreary, Director, Performing Arts
Department of Arts & Humanities
Office Number: (808) 544-0887