Harriet's Return: Based on the Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman

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Harriet's Return: Based on the Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman


Friday Feb 17 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $30.00
General Admission: $35.00


About the Performance:

Part of the Honolulu African American Film Festival 2017

This joyous, heart-stopping one-woman play chronicles the life of Harriet Tubman, revealing why the famed Underground Railroad conductor continues to influence people 103 years after her death. In a tour-de-force performance, Karen Jones Meadows plays 31 characters re-creating the world of this spiritual icon, revolutionary, and entrepreneur, from her childhood spent in slavery to heartbroken pragmatist.  

What people have said:

"Karen, you are magnificent, the best. The performance...the story...the energy...the truth...all flawless. We were so honored to be there."—Pauline Copes-Johnson, great-grandniece of Harriet Tubman

“I saw a one-woman show… that was so remarkable that the full house of over 800 people was on its feet and cheering and crying at the end-with no question...the story is amazing, and Meadows' performance is even more amazing."—Jim Terr, KUNM Public Radio

"There is no doubt about Ms. Jones Meadows’ abilities as a performer and a writer…She has an ability to switch characters—sometimes with a mere shift of posture—and a vast arsenal of voices that distinguish each role with conviction. But the play is more than this…And the longer we stay in her passionate presence, we cannot help but be influenced by the messages she provides…"—Michael P. Howley, Theatre Montgomery 

Karen Jones Meadows is an award-winning author, actress, producer, and workshop designer-facilitator who emphasizes expansion, renewal, and actualized freedom for all in her sessions. She is the founder of One Purpose Productions, a company that creates mass media content—plays, film, television, books, and on and off-line experiential workshop adventures—that are dynamic, innovative, and universal in theme, passion, and resolution. 

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