Deep Dish Theater Presents GO, GRANNY D! Tonight
The Deep Dish Theater Company will present writer/actor Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens in their new play with music, 'Go, Granny D!" the pair will perform the play, based on the memoirs of 90-year-old activist Doris Haddock, at 8 PM tonight and tomorrow, December 6-7 in the company's theater in University Mall.
Touting "You're never too old to raise a little hell," Ms. Haddock blazed a 3200-mile trail across America for campaign finance reform, precipitating the passage of the McCain-Feingold Act. She continued her bipartisan reform efforts in countrywide voter registration drives, issuing her final challenge in 2010 at age 100: "Democracy is a running game. You huddle and you go back in. You keep going."
Recently returning from a West Coast tour, Barbara Bates Smith and Jeff Sebens have performed their adaptations frequently at the Deep Dish Theater. Noted for her Off-Broadway adaptation and performance of "Ivy Rowe" from Lee Smith's Fair and Tender Ladies, Barbara Bates Smith has toured for over twenty years with the works of Lee Smith-recently adding those of Ron Rash and Allan Gurganus in her current "Civil War Cameos." For a decade, Jeff Sebens has accompanied her shows with a variety of hammered dulcimer, lap dulcimer, guitar, and banjo music.
All tickets are $20, For ticket reservations and more information, call 919-968-1515 or visit www.deepdishtheater.org.