Student plays will air virtually

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i Performing Arts Center coordinator Rachel Lasky said the remaining student spring plays will have their own premiere dates virtually.

There is a fee of $10 per device to view the material presented by the KPAC high school program that starts on May 14 and continues through May 20. A pass can be purchased for $20 through to view any combination of four plays.

Michael Evers of Kaua‘i High wrote and directed “Mystery in Myos” that starts the high school calendar rolling on May 14, starting at 7 p.m.

Samantha Johnson of Kaua‘i High wrote and directed “A Typical Theatrical Tragedy” that airs on May 15 starting at 7 p.m.

Lea Merle of Kapa‘a High did the writing and directing honors for “Divine Puzzles” that is scheduled for May 19 starting at 7 p.m., and Christian Thompson of Kaua‘i High wraps up the high-school showings. He is the writer and director of “This Last Dance,” available on May 20 starting at 7 p.m.

Additionally, “The Tempest” is available through High School on Demand from May 23 through June 6, and there is the same $10 per device viewing charge.

There are two middle school shows that will become available starting May 21 with the $10 per device viewing charge.

Ian McWethey of Waimea Canyon Middle School penned “The Internet is Distract-OH LOOK A KITTEN!” Directed by Ms. Foulks, McWethey’s play will have online performances on May 21, 27 and 28, the curtains rising at 7 p.m. on each showing. A special May 22 performance opens at 2 p.m.

McWethey teamed with Carrie McCrossen of Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School to write “Bad Auditions…On Camera,” directed by Ms. Miss, and will open with a student viewing on May 17. Public online performances are scheduled for May 21 and 22, both starting at 7 p.m. A May 23 airing will start at 2 p.m.

KPAC is one of 29 state Department of Education Student Learning Centers, and is the only SLC on Kaua‘i.

Student Learning Centers are designed to expand educational opportunities for students with special talents and interests.

KPAC is not a club or student organization, but is a course for elective credit offered to all public and charter, middle and high school students on Kaua‘i. KPAC’s mission is to provide the island’s diverse youth with access to meaningful theatrical experiences.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or

  1. Fern Merle-Jones May 6, 2021 9:38 am Reply

    Lea’s play will be aired online May 19th at 7pm.

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