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 allow for 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. 

SPRING 2024 Theatre Production

HPU’s SPRING 2024 play

"Poor Clare"



HPU Theatre presents: Poor Clare by Chiara Atik

It’s 1211 in Assisi, Italy, and Clare’s got beauty, wealth, and a rich suitor who showers her with expensive presents. So why is she so drawn to this guy Francis who gave up all his possessions just because poor people are suffering? Everyone in town says he’s crazy. And yet…she starts seeing everything in her life differently. This hilarious, anachronistic telling of the real story of St. Clare considers the cost of doing good—and how little has changed for the haves and the have-nots in almost a millennium. 

*Rated PG-13 for some adult language.


Performance Dates:

Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm

Friday, April 19 at 7:30pm

Saturday, April 20 at 7:30pm

Sunday, April 21 at 4:00pm



The ARTS at Marks Garage

1159 Nuuanu Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96817


General Admission $10; Student Admission free with ID. 

($10 discount will be applied to student ticket purchases at checkout.)

For more information, please contact Professor Emily Stapleton

Spring 2024 Play:

Poor Clare by Chiara Atik

Performed at THE ARTS at Marks Garage

1159 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 


Thursday, April 18 (7:30pm)
Friday, April 19 (7:30pm)
Saturday, April 20 (7:30pm)
Sunday, April 21 (4:00pm)


Purchase Online Tickets Here 



Fall: Everybody by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins


2022-2023 SEASON

FALL:  Production cancelled due to storm damage to theatre roof

SPRING:  The Moors by Jen Silverman  (Presented at Koa Theater)

2021-2022 SEASON

FALL: Eggs On Ice by Kristine M. Reyes

SPRING: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare as adapted by  Lacey Perrine Chu

2020-2021 SEASON

FALL:  A Shot Rang Out by Michael Hagins

SPRING: Where Words Once Were by Finegan Kruckemeyer 

2019-2020 SEASON

FALL:  The Christians by Lucas Hnath

SPRING: Postponed due to pandemic

2018-2019 SEASON
FALL: Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies
SPRING: #MeToo Monologues: Stories for Healing

2017-2018 SEASON
FALL: Barefoot in the Park, by Neil Simon
SPRING: Private Lives, by Noel Coward

2016-2017 SEASON
FALL: Deathtrap, by Ira Levin
SPRING: The Foreigner, by Larry Shue

 2015-2016 SEASON
FALL: Next Fall, by Geoffrey Nauffts
SPRING: Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare

 2014-2015 SEASON
FALL: Fiddler on the Roof, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldo Harnick
SPRING: You Can't Take It With You, by Kaufman and Hart

 2013-2014 SEASON
FALL: Tartuffe, by Moliere
SPRING: Heritage, by P.J. Barry

 2012-2013 SEASON
FALL: The Good Doctor, by Neil Simon
SPRING: Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen

 2011-2012 SEASON
FALL: The House of Blue Leaves, by John Guare
SPRING: The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

 2010-2011 SEASON
FALL: Is He Dead?, by Mark Twain, adapted by David Ives
SPRING: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, by Christopher Hampton

 2009-2010 SEASON
FALL: Quiptease, by Yokanaan Kearns
SPRING: Arms and the Man, by G.B.Shaw

 2008-2009 SEASON
FALL: Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire
SPRING: The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams

 2007-2008 SEASON
FALL: The Imaginary Invalid, by Moliere
SPRING: The Constant Wife, by Somerset Maugham

 2006-2007 SEASON
FALL: The Lion in Winter, by James Goldman
SPRING: The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov

 2005-2006 SEASON
FALL: Aloha Rosie’s, a musical by Joyce Maltby and Norman Boroughs
SPRING: The Gin Game, by D.L. Coburn

 2004-2005 SEASON
FALL: Broadway Bound, by Neil Simon
SPRING: The Miser, by Moliere

 2003-2004 SEASON
FALL: All My Sons, by Arthur Miller
SPRING: Jaques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, by Brel, Blau, and Shuman

 2002-2003 SEASON
FALL: Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
WINTER: Sea Marks, by Gardner McKay
SPRING: Morning’s at Seven, by Paul Osborn

 2001- 2002 SEASON
FALL: James Joyce’s The Dead, by Nelson and Davey
SPRING: You Can’t Take It With You, by Kaufman and Hart

 2000-2001 SEASON
FALL: Kiss Me Kate, by Cole Porter
WINTER: Wild Wisdom, by Jeanette Paulson Heriniko
SPRING: Dark of the Moon, by Richardson and Berney

 1999-2000 SEASON
FALL: The Little Foxes, by Lillian Hellman
WINTER: Tintypes, a musical revue by Kyte, Marvin and Pearle
SPRING: The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde

 1998-1999 SEASON
FALL: The Diary of Anne Frank, dramatized by Goodrich and Hackett
SPRING: Light Up The Sky, by Moss Hart

 1997-1998 SEASON
FALL: A Night at Rosie’s, a musical by Joyce Maltby and Norman Boroughs
WINTER: Ain’t I A Woman, compiled and performed by Joyce Maltby
SPRING: Inherit the Wind, by Lawrence and Lee
SUMMER: A Night at Rosie's (Dinner Theatre)

 1996-1997 SEASON
FALL: A View from the Bridge, by Arthur Miller
SPRING: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare

 1995-1996 SEASON
FALL: The Threepenny Opera, by Brecht and Weil
SPRING: Our Town, by Thornton Wilder

 1994-1995 SEASON
FALL: Brighton Beach Memoirs, by Neil Simon
SPRING: The Crucible, by Arthur Miller

 1993-1994 SEASON
FALL: Rosie’s Place, a musical by Joyce Maltby and Norman Boroughs
SPRING: Ten Nights In A Barroom, a musical melodrama by William Pratt, adapted by Fred Carmichael

 1992-1993 SEASON
FALL: Heritage, by P.J. Barry
SPRING: All The World’s A Stage, a collection of songs, scenes, and monologue

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