GO, GRANNY D to Tell Touching True Story

GO, GRANNY D to Tell Touching True Story

When talking about Doris "Granny D" Haddock, Senator John McCain said "She represents all that is good in America." Journalist Bill Moyers identified her as a true heroine.

Who was this woman?? At the age of 88, Doris "Granny D" Haddock left from the Tournament of Roses Parade on a legendary walk across the U.S. to raise awareness of the need for campaign finance reform. Walking roughly 10 miles every day for 14 months, she arrived in Washington, DC at the age of 90, having celebrated two birthdays during the hike. She was greeted at the capital by a crowd of 2,200, including several dozen members of Congress who walked the final miles with her on the last day.

Her journey precipitated passage of the landmark congressional campaign finance law, the McCain-Feingold Act. Granny D continued her non-partisan efforts by promoting voter registration until her death at 100 years old.

Granny D's story is vividly brought to life by Barbara Bates Smith playing Granny D, with live music contributed by musician Jeff Sebens (one night only: Monday, Aug. 21, 7:30pm). It's a show that's toured across the country, and a performance you'll want to witness. Barbara is probably best known for her solo show I Remain, Ivy Rowe, adapted from Lee Smith's popular novel Fair and Tender Ladies. Barbara has toured Ivy Rowe for over 20 years to hundreds of venues nationally.

Tickets are on sale at www.chenangorivertheatre.org. Or you can email tickets@chenangorivertheatre.org. For phone orders, the box office is open Wed-Sat from noon to 5:30.

Chenango River Theatre's intimate, air-conditioned 99 seat theatre is just 15 minutes north of Binghamton at 991 State Highway 12, Greene, NY.

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