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Spotlight: ‘A Gathering of Heroes — Stone County Stories’

Nina Shaw, Geralda McClendon, Jackson Jones, Dick O’Neal, Lee Cain and Katherine Spacht
Nina Shaw, Geralda McClendon, Jackson Jones, Dick O’Neal, Lee Cain and Katherine Spacht Daisha Walker

Presented by: The Perk Players and the Telling Trees Project

Where: Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College — Perkinston Campus, Malone Hall Auditorium

Show times/dates: 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Feb. 19

Starring: Katherine Spacht, Lee Cain, Jackson Jones, Nina Shaw, Dick O’Neal, Dean Belton, Geralda McClendon, Nancy Barrett, Logan Byrd and Layla Morgan

Synopsis: This original play written by Tonya S. Hayes is based on oral history via interviews collected by the Telling Trees project of Stone County. The plot follows a young Len Blackwell, a well known coast attorney, on his paper route as he discovers the everyday heroes in his community; military, police, fireman, and community leaders. On this journey he realizes he has wonderful examples of heroes in his own community and that he can become a hero to others. This is a community and college collaboration involving community members, leaders, families, and college students. This production celebrates what makes the community unique and special: the people who reside there.

Tickets: $5 general admisssion; military, police, firemen, emergency personnel are free.

You can also bring $5 worth of canned goods for admission and this will be donated to Our Daily Bread food pantry.

Reservations/details: 601-928-6289 or daisha.walker@mgccc.edu

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