Hawaii-born Lorenzo DeStefano explores tragic era in ‘Shipment Day’
By John Berger firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 1, 2018
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Playwright Lorenzo DeStefano, left, directs Ku’ulei Shafee, center, and Karen Kaulana during a rehearsal of DeStefano’s play “Shipment Day.” The play is based on the life of Olivia Robello, who contracted leprosy and was sent to Kalaupapa in 1937. Shafee plays Olivia Robello; Kaulana plays Robello’s mother, Mary Fernandez Robello.