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Kathy Collins: Sharing Mana‘o with her Friends

November 22, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Storyteller, comedian, radio and TV personality, The Maui News columnist and all-around "Tita"... Kathy Collins has a lot to say--and a lot to laugh about. On Friday, Nov. 23, Kathy will present her first one-woman show since "Death Comedy Jam" in the intimate setting of the McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

Death Comedy Jam opened to a standing-room-only crowd at the MACC in January 2009. Written and performed by Collins following the death of her husband and broadcasting partner, Barry Shannon, it was a humorous, yet poignant, look at death and widowhood.

Now almost four years later, Kathy returns to the stage with her latest production, "Sharing Mana'o and More." This Maui-style variety show will feature topics from her newspaper and Maui No Ka 'Oi magazine columns, include a few song and dance numbers, a couple of familiar characters and a special surprise guest.

Be prepared to roll on the floor laughing as Kathy shares her thoughts on life, death and all the fun stuff in between.

Co-founder and manager of Mana'o Radio (91.5 FM), actress, storyteller, writer, comedian and dancer, Kathy Collins has been a passionate performer since her teen years at Baldwin High School. More recently, she appeared as an overbearing mother of the bride in the made-on-Maui movie, "Get A Job," as Bloody Mary in the Maui Academy of Performing Arts stage production of "South Pacific," and as her alter ego, "Tita," at the Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival in New York City.

Kathy's spoken word performance is intended for mature audiences. Tickets are available at the MACC Box Office for $25 plus applicable fees.

Enjoy preshow dining catered by AK's Cafe from 5:30 p.m. in McCoy Courtyard. Call the MACC at 242-SHOW (7469) or visit



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