Raleigh Little Theatre to Present GRACE FOR PRESIDENT This Fall

Raleigh Little Theatre to Present GRACE FOR PRESIDENT This Fall

One day in class, Grace Campbell discovered that there has never been a female president. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be president and inspires a school election.

Raleigh Little Theatre's production of "Grace for President" opens at the North Carolina Museum of History, in Daniels Auditorium, on Friday, October 13, 2017.

Grace seems the likely winner until the most popular boy runs against her. Through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, service projects and posters, she and her classmates discover what it takes to be the best candidate and find the fun and hilarity in the wonderful world of politics! "Grace for President" is directed by Judy M. Dove and based on the book by Kelly S. DiPucchio, with book illustrations by Leuyen Pham. Book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing.

"Grace for President" is presented in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of History and sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. First Lady Kristin Cooper will join RLT for opening night of "Grace for President" on Friday, October 13. After the production, Mrs. Cooper will moderate the "Rising Leaders" panel discussion, featuring young ladies from the Wake County area who will be sharing their community leadership experiences. Come out one hour prior to each show for a "Grace"-inspired scavenger hunt in the museum! The Museum of History will open at 6:30 p.m. before evening performances of "Grace."

The production runs October 13 through October 22 in the Daniels Auditorium at the North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 919-821-3111, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., or by visiting the theatre's website at www.raleighlittletheatre.org.

Founded in 1936, Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) is one of the oldest, continuously operating, community theatres in the United States. RLT offers entertainment, education and community programs year-round, reaching 40,000 people. As a community theatre, RLT engages hundreds of volunteers, under the guidance of professional staff, to achieve its mission and to bring quality live theatre to the Triangle area. Visit www.raleighlittletheatre.org for more information.

Follow Raleigh Little Theatre on Twitter @RLT1936 or twitter.com/RLT1936, on Facebook at facebook.com/RaleighLittleTheatre and on Instagram at instagram.com/raleigh_little_theatre.

The N.C. Museum of History is located at 5 E. Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum collects and preserves artifacts of North Carolina history and educates the public on the history of the state and the nation through exhibits and educational programs. Each year more than 400,000 people visit the museum to see some of the 150,000 artifacts in the museum collection. The Museum of History, within the Division of State History Museums, is part of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

For information about the N.C. Museum of History, call 919-807-7900 or access ncmuseumofhistory.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ or YouTube.


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