Schedule



2017


AUGUST

Monday, August 21: "Go, Granny D!"  Chenango River Theatre, Greene NY



SEPTEMBER

"GO, GRANNY D!"  series  for "People Govern, Not Money" organization
for details about the following 4:

Thursday, September 14:  Worcester  MA
Friday, September 15: Boston MA
Saturday, September 16:  Concord MA
Sunday, September 17:  Fairhaven MA


Monday, September 18: "Go, Granny D!"   Putnam Valley NY, 7 pm
Tompkins Corner Cultural Center, 729 Peekskill Hollow Road



OCTOBER

Thursday, October 12: "A Lee Smith Patchwork,"  
Sparta NC, Alleghany Public Library, 6:30 pm

Sunday, October 15: "A Rash of Stories" (Ron Rash) Galax VA, Chestnut Creek School of Art,   2 pm

Sunday, October 22:   "A Rash of Stories" (Ron Rash)  HART  (Haywood Arts Regional Theatre),
Waynesville NC,  a Benefit for HART, 7:30,
Tickets: 828-456-6322 or www.harttheatre.org

Tuesday, October 24: "Go, Granny D!"  Mars Hill Univ., Broyhill Chapel, 7 pm

Thursday October 26: "Go, Granny D!," Franklin NC Library,  7 pm
"Forward Franklin"  & UU groups co-sponsors

Friday, October 27: "Go, Granny D!"  Jonesborough, TN, Senior Center, 1 pm



DECEMBER

Tuesday December 5: "Deck the Halls, Southern Style,"  London KY,  Laurel County Library, 6 pm


2018


JANUARY

Monday, January 1 5: "Go, Granny D!"  Palm City FL, 1:30 pm.
Brandeis National Committee, (Ronnie Fassburg) Details TBA




  CATALOG of PAST BOOKINGS


GO, GRANNY D! (Scroll down for recent Regional Tours)


Washington DC, American Promise Conference, 9/30/16;
Washington DC, "Democracy Spring" April '16;
6/1/17, Winston-Salem Reynolda Manor branch library

The Villages FL, Annual Democratic Club, 1/14/17

St. Pete area Retirement Centers: The Barrington, Princess Martha, Jan. 17;
Burnsville NC Town Center, 1/21/17  
Encore, Burnsville NC, Town Center, 3/3/17

UU Church, St. Pete, 10/24/16;  UU Church, Clearwater FL, 10-25/16

10/ 8-9, "Go, Granny D!"  Heartwood Reunion, Poitas IN; "GGD" Ferdinand IN Library; "GGD" Carbondale IL Library

DC Residence of George Ripley 10/2/16;  Baltimore, 10/3/16, Springwell Senior Living

Red Bank TN, Hearwood TN, 9/16;  St. Pete FL, League of Women Voters (City Theatre), 8-23-16; Asheville OLLI, 9'11/16

Heartwood Forest Council, Camp Otterbein near Logan Ohio (5/16); The Villages FL, 8-21-16

 Sarasota Co. Democrats FL '16;  All Saints Academy, Winter Haven FL '16;

Tuscaloosa Co. Democrats, AL; UU Atlanta; New Mtn. WNC for Bernie Sanders

“Granny D Day,” Greene NH; Hendersonville Public Library, Citizens Advocate Fair Elections;

NC Stage, Asheville;  Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill;  White Horse/Black Mountain
Blacksburg VA, LWV Benefit, Unitarian Church; Sylva NC, Canary Coalition;

Move to Amend Benefit, Asheville; Meadows of Dan VA, Felicia Shelor's Barn;

 Haywood Democrats fundraiser, HART Theatre, Waynesville NC;
Young Democrats, WCU, Cullowhee; Voters for Clean Elections, Raleigh NC
Friends (Quaker) Meetings in Winston, Durham, Jamestown, Snow Camp NC, Providence;  Piedmont Friends Fellowship
Eno River UU Church, Durham NC; UU Church, Little Rock
Colonial Theater, Canton NC; Galax VA, Crossroads Institute; Galax Education Ass'n;
Colleges: Mars Hill University, Salem College, Guilford College;
Epis. Diocese WNC,  Deerfield Retirement Ctr., Asheville;  Senior Center, Waynesville NC;
Galloway Ridge, Pittsboro NC

PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR: Scroll down to bottom.
WEST COAST TOURS: Scroll down to bottom.
SOUTHWEST TOUR: Scroll down to bottom.
NEW ENGLAND TOURS: Scroll down to bottom
FLORIDA TOURS: Scroll down to bottom

"Rev. B, meet Granny D!"  YMI, Asheville, 6:30 pm

(Unveiling  of Barber Portrait,  "Americans Who Tell the Truth")



A RASH OF STORIES (Ron Rash, that is)

Lake Logan NC, 3/2/17

Pat Conroy Literary Festival, Beaufort SC,  10/20/16;
10/10/16 Ferdinand IN, "Lincolnites" high school

Mt. Airy Library, 9/16; Waynesville NC Library, 6/21/16;  NC Stage Avl, 6/22-6/31; Columbia SC Library (at Art Museum) 8-9-16

Elkin NC Library & Parkwood Place (5/16); Carolina Mountains Literary Festival; Meadows-of-Dan Folk Fair;

Libraries: Catawba County Library, Conover NC; Macon County Library, Franklin NC; Canton NC, Waynesville NC (6-21)

Blue Ridge Books, Waynesville NC; Galloway Ridge Retirement Center, Pittsboro NC;

Asheville, YMI Cultural Center, for "Tales on Market Street;"



IVY ROWE

5/13/17 Jonesborough TN Visitors Center
Azule 6/3/16; Chestnut Creek Arts, Galax VA, 6/12/16; OLLI Reuter Ctr. UNCA, 6/19/16
Barter Theatre, Virginia Highlands Festival; Carolina Mountains Literary Festival;  CMLF Senior Centers, 9/16;
Folk Fair, Meadows-of-Dan VA;

North Carolina Stage Company, Asheville NC; Columbia SC, Richland Public Library;

Berea College, KY; Friends of the Smokies at The Swag; Carrboro ArtsCenter, Chapel Hill NC;
Givens Estates, Asheville NC; Wintergreen Summer Festival VA;

Cape May Stage, NJ; Harrisburg PA, Open Stage;  Chenango River Theatre, Greene NY;
Depot Theatre, Westport NY;
WPA Theatre, Brundidge AL;  Gateway Theatre, Waynesboro VA;
Hamner Theater, Afton VA; Marshall University; White Horse/Black Mountain;
Pro-Arts Series, UVA-Wise; Mountain Heritage LitFest, TN; Canton NC Centennial;  
Rex Theater, Galax VA; LMU; UNCA Reuter Center; Museum,Wytheville VA;  Hillsborough NC;
NC Center for Advancement of Teaching; W. Piedmont Community College; Grundy VA;
Bristol Public Library "Discovery Series;" Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls NY;
NC Libraries: Brevard, Sparta, Tryon (Fine Arts Center); Wilkesboro; Beaufort
Fox Creek Ranch, Idaho; Morehead State University ; Golden Isles Arts Ctr., Brunswick GA

B. SMITH DOES LEE SMITH
Bristol Public Library Foundation; Richlands VA, King Community Center; Alleghany Public Library, Sparta NC;  
Martin Memorial Library, Williamston NC; Fox Creek Ranch, Idaho; Lime Kiln Theater, Lexington VA


"B. Smith Celebrates Lee Smith: Ivy, Alice, & Evalina,"  Waynesville NCLibrary;

adapted from Fair and Tender Ladies, Happy Memories Club, Guests on Earth


"A Lee Smith Patchwork" OLLI, 8-7-16


CIVIL WAR CAMEOS

Golden Isles Arts, Brunswick GA; Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill;  Gateway Theater, Waynesboro VA; Hamner Theatre, Afton VA;
Mountain Heritage Literary Festival, LMU, Harrogate TN;
“Lincolnites” at WCU Mountain Heritage Center & at Waynesville NC Library for Lincoln Exhibit;
Emory & Henry College, Emory VA; Tusculum College TN; Sparta NC Library;

King University, Buechner Institute, Briston TN


ON AGATE HILL

Wintergreen Summer Festival VA; Barter Theatre; NC Stage, Asheville; Deep  Dish Theater, Chapel Hill; HART, Waynesville;
Theatre Winter Haven;   Ashe Civic Center, W.Jefferson NC;
NC libraries: Brevard, Hendersonville, Waynesville, Mt. Airy, Sparta, Hickory, Salisbury, Concord , Lenoir;
Handley Public Library,Winchester VA;  Columbia SC, Richland Library
Southwest Va. Pro-Arts Tour with Lee Smith; WCU LitFest; Mountain Heritage LitFest; Sylva Book Fair;
NC Historical Society, Chapel Hill;
Wingate University;  LMU; Rockingham Com. College, NC;  Mars Hill College; Hopsewee Plantation,SC


HAPPY MEMORIES CLUB

Sparta NC Library; Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Lewisburg VA (with accompanying “Our Own Stories” workshops)
King College, Buechner Insstitute, Bristol TN;  Harrisburg PA, Midtown Scholar Bookstore;
Community Connections, Haywood County NC; Carolina Village, Hendersonville NC;
The Pines at Davidson NC; Mt. Airy Public Library; Waynesville Methodist Church Young at Heart group



IVY, ALICE, EVALINA (Lee Smith Ladies)

Waynesville NC Library;  All Souls Cathedral, Asheville



THE CHRISTMAS LETTERS
Deep Dish Theater, Chapel Hill; Laurel County Public Library, London KY;
Haywood Arts Regional Theatre, Waynesville NC; Performing Arts Center, Highlands NC
NC Libraries: Sparta; Franklin; Hendersonville, Tryon, Newton, Kings Mountain
Davidson College Presbyterian Church; Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton NC


THE C-WORD: HER OWN CANCER STORY

Gateway Theatre, Waynesboro VA
UNC Coping with Cancer Symposium; NC Comprehensive Cancer Summit;  
UNC Cancer Care Providers' Conference; Lakeland Regional Cancer Centery;
Lake Wales Medical Center "Breast Cancer Awareness;"  WaysMeet, Berea KY; American Cancer Society, Asheville NC;
Carolina Medical Center, Monroe NC; NorthEast Batte Cancer Center; Conover NC, Health First Center; 

Davidson College Presbyterian Church; Cornucopia House Benefit, Chapel Hill NC;
CarePartners Hospice & Cloud Cottage Benefit, Jubilee Community Church, Asheville NC;
Mission Hospital medical students & MAHEC staff
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Cullowhee NC; Grace Episcopal Churdh, Waynesville NC;

St. James Episcopal Church, Lenoir NC

 

CONFESSIONS OF A CLERGY WIFE
 National Conference of Episcopal Deacons, Chicago, 2010;  
Episcopal Diocese of WNC, Lake Logan NC; Episcopal Clergy Spouse Retreat, Diocese WNC, Kanuga;
Grace Episcopal Church, Waynesville NC; St. David's Episcopal Church, Cullowhee NC; Cloud Cottage fundraiser;
St. Andrew's, Canton NC; Unitarian Church, Asheville, Holy Ground fundraiser; Davidson College Presbyterian Church
Junaluska Woman's Club, Waynesville NC; Grace Episcopal Church, Waynesville NC
 


DECK THE HALLS, SOUTHERN STYLE (with Southern writers)

White Horse/Black Mountain; Church of the Advocate, Asheville; St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Canton NC;

Haywood Street Congregation Benefit, Asheville; WPA Theatre, Brundidge AL; UVA -Wise, Wise VA
Alleghany Public Library, Sparta NC;  Jackson County Library, Sylva NC; Rowan Public Library, Salisbury NC;
Haywood County Library, Waynesville NC; Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, Hickory NC; Mt. Airy Library NC;

High Point Public Library NC


WORKSHOPS

Azule, 6/4/16

"Our Own Stories," Wintergreen Summer Festival VA; Haywood County Community Connections, Waynesville NC;
King College, Bristol TN; Emory & Henry College, Emory VA; Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Lewisburg VA; Mt. Airy Public Library
Junaluska Workshop for "Jazz of Preaching;"  King University Student "Stories" Workshop


PLAYS
4000 Miles, NC Stage Co., Asheville; Rupert's Birthday, TBob, Avl, 6/5/16

Wit 4 Southeast productions; A Delicate Balance Waynesville NC; Grace & Glorie Lakeland FL;
Beckett's Happy Days Waynesville; Sister Mary Ignatius... Lakeland FL and Waynesville NC;
"Road to Mecca," "Mrs. Sorken," Hamlet, Doubt, Three Tall Women all at Haywood Arts Regional Theatre
“Bed Among the Lentils” (Alan Bennett 1-act) and “Confessions of a Deacon’s Wife,”
Lakeland FL, Polk Museum of Art; Cherry Orchard Theatre, Ararat VA;
“August: Osage County,” HART, Waynesville NC

 

“This Ain’t Your Mama’s Tea Time,”  Haywood County Senior Center

"A Matter of Life & Death” St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church , Canton NC, Advent series

"My Own Christmas Story- with apologies to Norman Rockwell,” Lexington KY Woman’s Club

Antonia: The Story with Signs": (American Sign Language), UNCAsheville, Reuter Center;
Lipinsky Auditorium, combined with talk on Immigration; Pisgah High School

“Late Blooming”, Waynesville NC, “Let’s Talk” series, WNC Visitor Center, Waynesville NC




GO GRANNY D TOURS


"GO, GRANNY D!" FLORIDA TOUR #5
April 27-30 2017
Fort Pierce Library; Ground Level Farm; UU church Vero Beach,

Punta Gorda, Democratic Woman's Club

"GO, GRANNY D!" FLORIDA TOUR #4

Friday February 2o, Rockledge FL, League of Women Voters (Space Coast) & UU Fellowship at Pineda, 7 pm

Sunday, February 22: The Villages,  1:45 pm, for residents

Monday, February 23, Jacksonville, UU church, 7405 Arlington Expressway, 7 pm


"Go, Granny D!" New Hampshire Rebellion Tour

January 2014

January 18, Portsmouth group (Merrimack)

January 19, Nashua group (Northwood)

January 20, Keene group (Hopkinton)

January 21, Concord (all groups converged)



"Go, Granny D!" FL Tour #3, 2014


Monday December 1,  Gainesville, Civic Media Center, 7 pm

Tuesday December 2, walking into Tallahasee, part of  Rhana Bazzini's "Walk in the Footsteps of Granny D"

Wednesday, December 3,  show in Tallahassee, UU Church, 1 p.m.


NEW ENGLAND TOUR #2: "Go, Granny D!"

Friday, October 3: Hartford, Conn. University of Hartford, Wilde Auditorium, 4 pm

Saturday, October 4: Pittsfield MA (Berkshires), 7 pm,  Move to Amend, MA350, Free Speech for People,

1st United Methodist Church;

Sunday, October 5: Portland ME, Community TV Network Studio, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, 4 pm;

Tuesday October 7: York County ME, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections

Friday, October 10: Keene NH, (evening) details TBA

Sunday, October 12: Wakefield PA, Penn Hill Meeting House (afternoon)

(Other dates TBA)

 

"Go, Granny D!" FL Tour #2

November 6-10 : Holding for Florida Tour 
(Rhana Bazzini's Walk in the Footsteps of Granny D)

Thursday November 6: Belleview?

Saturday, November 8: Gainesville, Civic Media Center, 7:30

Sunday November 9: Summerfield FL, UU of Marion, 4 pm 

Monday November 10: Stonecrest Community Center, 7 pm



 FLORIDA TOUR: "Go, Granny D!" Sept. 2014

(Coordinating with Rhana Bazzini's Walk in the Footsteps of Granny D)

Thursday September 18: Sarasota, Fogartyville Community Center, 525 Kumquat Ct., $10, 7 pm

Friday, September 19: St.Pete, USF, Harbor Hall (Old Dali Museum), 1000 3rd St. So., Donation,  7 pm,

Saturday, September 20: Largo, New Stage Theatre (in Country Day School), Donation, 8 pm;

11650 131st St. N (SE corner, 131st & Ulmerton)

Sunday, September 21: Inverness, Old Courthouse, Old Courthouse Square, Donation, 4 pm

Monday, September 22: Tampa, University of Tampa, Plant Hall, Donation, 7 pm

Tuesday, September 23: Port Richey, King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 US 19, Donation,  2 pm



"Go, Granny D!" Pacific Northwest Tour

Sunday, July 13, Olympia WA, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 7 pm

Tuesday July 15:  Portland OR, West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd, 7 pm

Wednesday July 16: Hood River OR (tentative)

Friday July 18 & Saturday July 19:  Pocket Theater,  Seattle WA

Monday July 21: Bellingham Friends & Unitarians at UU Fellowship, Bellingham WA


GO, GRANNY D! NEW ENGLAND TOUR, April 2014

Tuesday, April 1, Henniker NH, New England College, Great Room, 7 pm

Thursday April 3:  Amherst MA, Hampshire College, "Red Barn;" 7 pm;

League of Women Voters, Free Speech for People

Saturday April 5:  Portland ME, Space Gallery, 4 p.m.

Northeast Citizens for Clean Elections

Sunday April 6:  Blue Hill ME, Emlen Hall, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8:  Camden ME, Public Library, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 10, Cambridge MA, Friends' Meeting, 7:30  pm



GO, GRANNY D! SOUTHWEST TOUR, 2014

Saturday, February 22: Nashville, Peace & Justice Center @ Nashville Friends' Meeting

7 p.m.;  530 26th Ave N,  (615) 329-2640

Monday, February 24: Little Rock, Weekend Theatre, 7:30 pm, jamesnorris@weekendtheater.org

Wednesday, February 26: Temple TX, Temple Civic Theatre, 7 pm, 254-778-4751

Saturday-Sunday, March 1-2 weekend: Tucson AZ, Invisible Theatre

Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 3 pm,   520-882-9721

Wednesday, March 5: Duncanville TX,  Senior Center, 10:30 a.m. 

Thursday, March 6: Grand Prairie TX,  The Summit, 10:30 a.m.

Friday, March 7: Austin TX, Unitarian Church, 8 pm. 4700 Grover Av. (512) 452-6168


OREGON & CALIFORNIA "GO, GRANNY D!" TOUR, 2013:

Sunday, July 14, Portland OR, 1st Unitarian Church, 3 p.m.

(Move to Amend, League of Women Voters, Alliance for Democracy, Unitarian Church)

Monday, July 15, Corvallis OR, Public Library, 7 p.m.

(League of Women Voters, Physicians for a National Health Plan)

Wednesday, July 17, Coos Bay OR, Dolphin Players, 7:30 p.m.

(League of Women Voters)

Thursday, July 18, Ashland OR, Ashland Public Library, 6:30 p.m.

(Move to Amend, Jackson County)

Sunday, July 21, Cupertino CA, "Confessions of a Clergy Wife," St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Adult Forum

Sunday, July 21, Palo Alto CA, Unitarian Church, 7:30 p.m.

(Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, California Clean Money Campaign, Raging Grannies)

Monday, July 22, Monterey CA, Monterey Peace Center, 7 p.m.

(Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, Monterey Peace and Justice Center)