"Someone's Somebody" in Contra Costa Nov. 18 and 21
LOCAL AUTHOR, NATIONAL CHILD ADVOCATE REGINA LOUISE, BRINGS HER ONE WOMAN SHOW "HOME"
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT "Someone's Somebody" November 18 & 21 at Lesher Center for the Arts.
"Oliver Twist Meets Cinderella!" Told through 16 pairs of shoes, "Someone's Somebody" explores identity, race, and the ultimate question of perceived human value. This Dickensian tale begins as Regina Louise navigates her way from rural Texas, to the more than 30 foster homes and residential treatment centers in Contra Costa County and San Francisco. At 13-years old this child was denied the right to belong to a family. An adoption petition filed on her behalf was over-ruled; Regina Louise is black. The woman who wanted to be her mother is white. By the journeys end: a hotel room in Times Square, we are all left with the knowing: "love is never wasted." Regina is bringing her original play, to Dean Lesher to celebrate National Adoption Month. When asked about the play, Louise says: "My story is about the possibilities that can be achieved in life, given the smallest shred of love. Every child deserves the right to have lifetime connections –to satisfy the most essential of all human needs: the need to be connected—to be: Someone's Somebody."
Today Ms. Louise is a motivational speaker, child advocate, and author of the bestselling memoir; "Somebody's Someone." Her story has been featured with NPR, PBS, Diablo Magazine, Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Examiner, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune.
A book-signing and reception will follow the Sunday November, 18th matinee from 4-5 PM at Deliciouz, shoe store. 1506 North Main St. Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
Someone's Somebody One Woman Play written & performed by Regina Louise
Lesher Center for the Arts Knights Stage 3 Theatre 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA
3 Performances Only Sunday November 18th—2:15pm and 7:15pm & Wednesday November 21st 8:15pm
Ticket Prices: $28 (special discount available for 12 or more tickets)
To Purchase Tickets: Lesher box office: (925) 943-SHOW or online www.dlrca.org
To find out more please visit www.reginalouise.com.
Run dates: 2007-10-21 - 2007-11-21