Makawao Cemetery History Theater

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The 2023 Season Featured Portrayals of

We bring history to life with carefully researched and scripted actor portrayals of figures from Hawaii's history. This year the three featured persons are George R. Carter - Territorial Governor and Founder of HMH Archives, Robert C. Wyllie - Minister of Foreign Affairs and Founder of the Kingdom's Archives, and Edna Allyn - Head Librarian of the Territorial Public Library System.


Gates open and pupu's are available at 3:00. Theatrical presentations will begin promptly at 4:00. Parking is available is the grass lot past the two Cook Island pines.

This live event is sponsored by the Makawao Cemetery Association in conjunction with the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site & Archives.

Robert Crichton Wyllie (1798-1865) – Born in East Ayrhire, Scotland. Graduated with a medical degree from the University of Glasgow by the time he was 20 years old. He had trading and real estate business partnerships in South America, Mexico, and California. He accompanied William Miller, the new British Consul-General to Hawaiʻi from Mazatlan, Mexico in 1844 as a secretary. In 1845, he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hawaiian Kingdom by King Kamehameha III. He was an excellent record keeper and his work led him to gather together important government documents from the aliʻi that became the genesis of the Archives of the Kind of Hawaiʻi and the modern Hawaiʻi State Archives.

Portrayed by

Hamilton Wallace Clement is a Montana-based performance artist/comedy writer, and is thrilled to be performing in the Hawaiian Mission Houses’ Cemetery Pupu Theatre program in the role of Robert Crichton Wyllie. Clement holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance, where he assistant-taught classes in set construction and introductory acting; His recent theatrical credits include performances with the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, the Words Out West podcast on Montana Public Radio, The Montana Actors’ Theatre, and Montana Repertory Theatre.

Production Credits

Director William Haʻo - Haʻo is a professional actor with stage credits that include 10 years in NYC and performances in almost every state in the union, in Canada, and Greece. He has performed in or directed all of Hawaiian Mission Houses’ Cemetery Pupu Theatre shows.

Scriptwriter Rasa Fournier -Fournier earned her MA in English at UH Manoa, with a focus on cultural studies of Asia and the Pacific. She has enjoyed a career in journalism writing feature stories for local and international companies. Rasa studied theater at UH Mānoa and has been appearing in community productions for over 15 years. Her roles have included Annie Alexander and Ethel Damon at Hawaiian Mission Houses’ Cemetery Pupu Theatre.

Costumer Peggy Krock - Peggy’s deam job has been to costume historical characters. She recently designed “Uncle Vanya” for The Actor’s Group. She has costumed actors for Hawaiian Mission Houses for the last 11 years. She is convinced that these productions assist in bringing Hawaiian History to life in a meaningful and enjoyable manner.


We’d like to extend a special mahalo to the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation, the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Hawaii Council for the Humanities, Camille Lyons, Wendy Rice Peterson, the actors, and the staff and volunteers who continue to support programs like this!

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