Bamboo Ridge Press
softcover, 269 pp.
This book includes four plays written by Hawaiian playwrights – Alani Apio, Tammy Haili`opua Baker, Lee Cataluna and Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl – that all have been successfully staged in Hawaii in the late 90s and early 2000s. The plays reflect “the new assertiveness in Hawaiian identity as disenchantment with conventional ‘politics,’ W. Dennis Carroll, professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Hawaii at Manoa. “He Leo Hou is a powerhouse of entertainment and enlightenment.” The introduction by John H.Y. Wat and Meredith M. Desha provides the contextual, social and artistic importance/relevance of the four included plays.