After years of preparation, the musical Day of Conquest: A Story of Kaululaau debuted on Lanai from October 10-13 with four performances from the Lanai Academy of Performing Arts. The show starred Cash Atacador as Lono, Kamiko Shimokawa as Pahulu, Nathaniel Amby as Kaululaau and a cast of LAPA actors.

Simon Tajiri and LAPA musical director Matt Glickstein wrote and directed the play, loosely based on a newspaper series in Nupepa Kuokoa created by W.N Pualewa and on Lanai kūpuna interviews by Mary Kawena Pukui from 1963.