Poet Laureate of Hawaii, Kealoha, Brings The Story of Everything to Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, October 11, 2018 – Poet Laureate of Hawaii and MIT nuclear physics graduate, Kealoha, is bringing his 90-minute multimedia performance, The Story of Everything, to Walton Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 pm.

Tickets are $10. Patrons can also purchase prepaid parking for $7 to reserve a space in the Spring Street parking deck. Tickets and parking can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

The Story of Everything is a creation story in epic poem format that traces our origins from the big bang theory to now using science, poetry, storytelling, movement, music, visual art and chanting. Through this work, Kealoha dramatizes explanations for the origin of humans, drawing from sources as diverse and yet interconnected as the big bang theory, disco, physics, biology, Michael Jackson and the Kumulipo.

The Story of Everything uses cultural elements and scientific disciplines to approach a question about existence that has challenged humans for centuries. Kealoha’s performance traces the beginning of life from simple forms that evolve into complex relationships, and ultimately provokes the audience to ask, “Where do we go from here?”

Walton Arts Center’s 10x10 Arts Series brings a variety of groundbreaking artists and awe-inspiring performances to Northwest Arkansas at a price that allows more people to experience live theater performances.

Patrons attending a 10x10 Arts Series performance are invited to a preshow Creative Conversation with Kealoha led by a member of Walton Arts Center’s programming staff at 6 pm. Following the show, patrons are also invited to attend a party with the artists in the Walker Atrium and to share their thoughts about the show with the popular Post-It® Note responses.

Visit waltonartscenter.org for more information about The Story of Everything.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors who help bring world-class arts experiences to Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.