Currently touring nationwide, off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates Smith and musician Jeff Sebens bring the spirit and message of Doris “Granny D” Haddock back to Little Rock for a one-night-only performance of “Go, Granny D!” on Monday, February 24 at The Weekend Theater.
Touting “You’re never too old to raise a little hell,” the 90-year-old Doris “Granny D” Haddock in 2000 blazed a 3200-mile trail across America for campaign finance reform, precipitating the passage of the McCain-Feingold Act. She continued her bipartisan reform efforts in countrywide voter registration drives, issuing her final challenge in 2010 at age 100: “Democracy is a running game. You huddle and you go back in. You keep going.”
Drawing from crusader Haddock’s own memoirs, their show recreates her adventurous, cross-country trek for election reform. A trek that even made a Sunday, August 22, 1999 stop in Little Rock, AR, where she addressed a crowd at Little Rock’s First Baptist Church, before traveling on to Memphis, TN and eventually on to Washington.
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