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“Mother Jones in Heaven” performed by Vivian Nesbitt

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“Mother Jones in Heaven” performed by Vivian Nesbitt

“Mother Jones in Heaven” performed by Vivian Nesbitt

Photos and post by Carol Skipwith

The May 6th performance of “Mother Jones in Heaven,” performed by our own Vivian Nesbitt with music by Zonobia, screenplay written by Si Kahn tells the story of Coal Miners Union Labor Organizer Mary Harris “Mother” Jones. What an Outstanding Performance!

The table read was full of humor, losses, and victories. The songs and music were enough to have you out of your seat clapping and foot taping. The script called attention to labor movements not only that time but still holds true today. Rallying people with songs like “You are the U in Union.”The music proved that solidarity and that force the people’s voices must and will be heard.

Vivian, we wish you well on your fundraising campaign to take this warm and wonderful play on the road. It’s inspiriting uplifting and fun. Many thanks for bringing Mother Jones and her fighting Irish spirit to life.

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