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Successful One-Woman Show Comes to Kumu Kahua Theatre

Donna Blanchard

After a successful January run at the Honolulu Museum of Arts' Doris Duke Theatre, Jeannette Paulson Hereniko is excited to bring her one-woman show, WHEN STRANGERS MEET to the Kumu Kahua Theatre's Dark Night Series at 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 5; Monday, June 6, and Tuesday, June 7th.

Past presentations of WHEN STRANGERS MEET brought standing ovations and enthusiastic reviews from audiences who found her series of short vignettes  "heartwarming", "joyous", "inspiring" where they "laughed a little, cried a little."  

Now at $15 a ticket,  Kumu Kahua audiences can hear stories based on true adventures of Jeannette as a Film Festival Director and Filmmaker, with a little romance thrown in. 

In addition to serving as Founding Director of the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Jeannette produced films and served as a consultant to film industries in places such as Vietnam, Mongolia and Iran. One memorable story takes place on the tiny Polynesian island of Rotuma while she produced her Rotuman husband's feature film, "THE LAND HAS EYES." 

 WHEN STRANGERS MEET was the theme of the Hawaii International Film Festival during its first 15 years when Jeannette Paulson Hereniko served as its founding director from 1981 to 1996.

"Strangers can be family members, people at work, or people from a different culture" , says Jeannette. "I hope my 90-minute performance will encourage people to be willing to shift their expectations, be open to possibilities, and embrace unexpected surprises of life when encountering "Strangers."

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