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. 

Fall 2023 Theatre Production

2021-2022 SEASON

Hawai‘i Pacific University Theatre strives to include any student with the desire and interest to be involved. We present one full mainstage production each semester, in November and April, and a Student Showcase Performance, near the end of each semester. 

The Mainstage Theatre Productions will have open auditions, to which any interested students are encouraged to attend.

Our Student Theatre Showcase features the talents of the students enrolled in acting, performance, and directing classes.




by Kristine M Reyes
directed by Lanaly Cabalo  

Denise is the top sales/marketing rep at Eggs on Ice, a premier egg freezing facility, who believes in the company’s mission to help give women more reproductive choices. Led by the enigmatic and cocksure Dr. Freeze, the company aims to be a full-service facility for all fertility needs, second to none. As Denise takes the audience on a tour of the company and its clientele, she starts noticing strange new policies being put into place and begins to question if something more sinister is at play. Set in the very near future, Eggs on Ice is a satirical play about the egg freezing industry and how it markets to young professional women, preying and capitalizing on their fears and insecurities under the guise of helping them to “have it all.”



November  4, 5, 6 13 at 7:30 pm

November 7-14 a 2:00 p.m.



MARCH 31-april 10

A MIDSUMMER Nights Dream by William Shakespeare 

Adapted by Lacey Perrine Chu

directed by Sharon Doyle



Thursday-Saturday, March 31-April 2 and April 7-9,  – 7:30 p.m.


Sunday, April  3 & 10 – 2:00 p.m.


Paul and Vi Loo Theatre and also Livestreamed.



Please refer to the current production for more information on requesting reservations.

General admission is $10 and  productions are free to HPU students with student id. Please reserve seats in advance.


For reservations, please click on HPU Theatre Reservations.

The Paul and Vi Loo Theatre is located on HPU’s Hawai'i Loa Campus, in Kaneohe.

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited, and can be made either online or by leaving a message at 808-236-7917. 

The Theatre Box Office will open on site one hour prior to each performance. Tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or check. Ticket holders should arrive within 10 minutes of the scheduled performance to ensure seating. Late seating will be at the discretion of the house manager and is not guaranteed.  In the event of a sold out performance, an in person waiting list will begin one hour before the performance.

Purchase Online Tickets Here

Address: 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI, 96744-5221 (HPU Hawaii Loa Campus)

Directions: From Honolulu, take the Pali Highway towards Kailua/Kaneohe. At the first stop light on the windward side (Castle Junction) turn left towards Kaneohe. Take an immediate right onto the HPU campus. The theatre is located on the top floor of the Academic Center at the top of the hill. The guard at the gate will direct you if needed.

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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 Molier
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 Dangereuses Liaisons, 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

Emily Stapelton







Emily Stapelton

Lecturer Theatre

Emily Stapleton is a full-time Lecturer in Theatre at Hawai’i Pacific University. She studied acting at UCLA where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theater, and she holds a Master of Arts in Drama from San Francisco State University where her primary focus was on the study of dramatic literature and playwriting as well as teaching acting and comedy studies to undergraduate Theatre Arts majors and non-majors. Most recently, Emily earned a Master of Fine Arts in Performance Pedagogy from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and served as an instructor of acting and writing at the university.


Professionally, Emily spent several years working as a stage manager, actor, production coordinator, prop designer, and sound operator at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theatre in Burbank, CA. She has also worked as an actor, writer, and director with a variety of San Francisco-based theater groups including Shotz SF, Awesome Theatre, Killing My Lobster, and The Gaggle. Her greatest passion is collaborating with other theatre artists and students to write, direct, and produce new works for the stage.

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