After MANY years of wishing to do it, I'm finally going to bring Brian Friel's brilliant and moving play Translations to UHM. Where? Earle Ernst Lab Theatre. When? January 2009. Since the moment I read it, I've always had the feeling that doing the show HERE, in Hawaii, could have the potential to be very powerful, since many of the same issues of colonization and loss of language (and now renaissance of language) apply to both cultures.
Now, to start reading the book that inspired Friel: After Babel, by George Steiner, a non-fiction book about translation.