Granny D: The Power of One

From Oct 20, 2018 to Oct 20, 2018
Play by Dixie Tymitz

New Hampshire Theatre Project 2018-19 30th Anniversary Season

GUEST ARTIST

Granny D: The Power of One

A One-Woman Play by Dixie Tymitz

ONE NIGHT ONLY - Saturday, October 20, 2018

West End Studio Theatre, Portsmouth NH

7:30 pm

All tickets $15

For information, call 603-431-6644 ext. 5 or reservations@nhtheatreproject.org

Granny D: The Power of One chronicles the 1998 cross-country walk, at age 89, by Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock, a lifelong New Hampshire activist, from Santa Monica, California to Washington, D.C. in an effort to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform and her contention that money in politics had betrayed our representative democracy.  The trek included crossing more than 1,000 miles of desert, climbing the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions, and even skiing 100 miles after an historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible.

Actress and playwright Dixie Tymitz, who received Haddock’s blessing for the project, will bring Granny D and her legendary feat to life. Reflecting on what inspired her Tymitz joked, “Doris ruined my life as it was, because I never could say again that I was too old to make a difference. She was as willing to give her life as any soldier. I feel compelled to tell her story.”

Following an enactment on board the Semester at Sea where Archbishop Desmond Tutu enjoyed the show, he commented “I am amazed at Dixie’s performance and the unbelievable story of Granny D and her unbelievable walk across the country calling attention to the problem of campaign finance reform in the United States.”  

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Dixie Tymitz

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