( Fri., Oct. 13, 2017 - Sun., Oct. 22, 2017 )
North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Grace for President, by Joan Cushing, based on the book by Kelly S. DiPucchio: One day in class, Grace Campbell discovered that there has never been a female president. “Where are the girls?” she asked, as her third-grade teacher rolls out a poster of all 44 U.S. presidents. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be president and inspires a school election. She seems the likely winner until the most popular boy runs against her. Through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, service projects and posters, Grace and her classmates discover what it takes to be the best candidate and find the fun and hilarity in the wonderful world of politics.
October 13 - After the production, North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper will moderate a "Rising Leaders" panel discussion, featuring young ladies from the Wake County area.
October 14 - Followin the 1:00 PM performance, Jessica Holmes will be interviewed by TaMya Bland, the actress who plays Grace, about her experience in public leadership
October 20 - The cast will moderate a panel featuring Mary-Ann Baldwin (Raleigh City Council; Executive Director, Holt Brothers Foundation / Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Holt Brothers Inc.) and Billie Redmond (founder of TradeMark Properties; past chair of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce) about leadership and public service.
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