Show dates: check. Show location: check. What else do we need? Ohhhh right. Our cast!
Marty and I are excited to announce the 2015 cast of Listen to Your Mother: Raleigh-Durham!
Allison Barrett Carter
Glenna Wolfe Hurlbert
Erin Stewart Lindquist
Alice Jones Webb
Join us as we welcome to the stage this amazing group of readers whose stories are going to make you laugh, cry and everything in between.
Make plans now to see them on May 7 and May 8, 2015 at Kenan Auditorium on the campus of William Peace University! Ticket information will be coming soon.
Books are near and dear to my heart; growing up in a rural area as an only child, it was almost impossible to find me without a book in my hand, and I’ve found a lot of pleasure in building my son’s library. Books are fundamental, and it is tragic that so many children do not have access to them. That’s why Marty and I are proud to announce Book Harvest as our local cause for 2015.
Founded in Chapel Hill in 2011, Book Harvest works to provide a book-rich home environment for Triangle children in need. A nonprofit organization, Book Harvest partners with citizens and community groups to collect new and gently used children’s books and to place those books in the hands and homes of children who need them.
Book Harvest believes that books are a vital tool to help all children succeed in school and in life. As a result, these children are able to start school ready to learn and to stay on track academically once they are in school.
Since its founding in 2011, Book Harvest has collected and distributed more than 240,000 donated books to low-income children throughout the Triangle.
Book Harvest provides books through three different programs:
- Community Book Bank: “free book” shelves at sites which serve low-income children. Volunteers restock the shelves each week and signs encourage children to take books home
- Books on Break: 10 books each provided over the summer to elementary-aged children on free and reduced lunch in schools in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro
- Book Babies:provides babies from low-income families with new, age-appropriate books from birth through kindergarten
Book Harvest also has a connection to Listen to Your Mother: Raleigh-Durham in that two of the cast members from our inaugural season are heavily involved with it.
We will be supporting Book Harvest through profits from the shows as well as taking show-day donations of children’s books.
Don’t forget that we are accepting submissions until January 31!