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First Congregational UCC presenting play to benefit homeless

Posted by admin on Feb 22, 2010 in Community Support and Outreach, Local Social Action, Other Events

Our Friends Meeting has been more and more involved with homelessness in Asheville over recent weeks and months, including helping feed some 150 homeless Asheville citizens in Pritchard Park last Sunday morning….
Over the past few months a group called Homeward Bound has
prepared a musical/theatrical experience which is currently running
each weekend at First Congregational Church, downtown, near the traffic circle at the County Building. Both Mountain Xpress and the
Citizen-Crimes have given this show a LOT of press and there are many moving testimonials to the value of experiencing it, first hand.
The following came in tonight from a VERY discerning source, one whom many of you will know and respect. I hope you’ll all read this and consider attending “Always Expect Miracles”, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (and Saturday afternoons) through March 8th.
Jim Cavener

Friends,
Last weekend, my family was blown away by this play. We didn’t
realize what powerful social justice stories and messages would be
presented, including a transgender woman’s powerful monologue about finally being free to be herself. Stump town, desegregation, and more. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll think. You’ll feel the power of song and dance …and even motorcycles! Beaucatcher Mountain has been constructed right there in the high sanctuary along with an amazing set that comes to life with 50 local actors of all ages.
So enjoy great stories about Asheville….and benefit Homeward
Bound which works on housing and homeless issues in the City.
You’ll have a great time!! You’ll leave uplifted!! See
details below provided by the play:
Best
Monroe

Monroe Gilmour
Coalition for Equality

Homeward Bound’s Community Performance Project, Just Home in the Mountains, continues its performances of “Always Expect Miracles”

Written by award winning playwright Jules Corrierre, and based on stories gathered from Asheville residents.

The performances will take place at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak Street in Asheville 28801
(next to Health Dept & across Oak St from 1st Baptist)

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Homeward Bound of Asheville.

Always Expect Miracles is a mixture of stories gathered from residents of WNC and artfully woven into a compelling chronicle.

Over 50 actors, from every segment of our community, will bring to life these true tales of colorful characters, civil rights leaders, famous ghosts, new neighbors and old timers. Don’t miss this ground breaking community event!

“Always Expect Miracles”
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak Street, Asheville
Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 18 until March 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinees- 2:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets at the Door OR
Advanced tickets can be purchased through Pack Place- 2 South Pack
Square, Asheville.
Mon-Sat- 10- 5, Sunday 1-5 or call 828-257-4500

For More Information Contact:
Rebecca Williams, Project Director – Homeward Bound’s, Just Home in the
Mountains
828-768-2456, bbinfo@hbofa.org
or visit www.justhome.org

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