“A Gathering of Heroes”


The Perk Players and The Telling Trees Project present “A GATHERING OF HEROES: STONE COUNTY STORIES” on February 16, 17, & 18th  at 7pm and February 19th at 2pm at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston, Mississippi, in the  Malone Hall Auditorium. An additional performance will occur at the Mary C. O’Keefe, Ocean Springs, Mississippi on March 4th  at 7pm.

This original play, written by Tonya S. Hayes is based on oral histories via interviews collected by the Telling Trees Project of Stone County, Mississippi.  The plot follows a young Len Blackwell, a well-known Mississippi Gulf Coast attorney and Stone County native, on his paper route as he discovers the everyday heroes in his community: teachers, veterans, police, fire fighters, farmers, volunteers, neighbors and community leaders.  Based on the examples set by his local heroes,  he realizes that he can become a hero to others.

This is a Stone County community and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College collaboration. The production includes community members, leaders, families, and college students and is made possible through a Tourism Development Grant from the Stone County Economic Development Partnership. This production celebrates what makes our community unique and special- the people that reside here.

Tickets: General admission $5 available at the door. Tickets for: military, police, fire fighters, emergency personal are complimentary.  A donation of $5 worth of canned goods will serve as a ticket and will be donated to the Stone County Our Daily Bread Food Pantry.

For more information please contact Daisha Walker 601-928-6289 or daisha.walker@mgccc.edu

Book Signing – The Perk Paperboy

Len Blackwell, well-known Coast attorney, Stone County native and author of The Perk Paperboy, will be available to sign his book, The Perk Paperboy, before and after the 2pm matinee performance of “A Gathering of Heroes“: Stone County Stories on February 19, 2017,  at Malone Hall on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Len will also be available before and following the performance of “A Gathering of Heroes” at the Mary C. O’Keefe in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on March 4, 2017, at 7pm.

The play, inspired by Blackwell’s book: The Perk Paperboy, follows a young Len Blackwell on his paper route  journey as he discovers “everyday heroes” in his community. Additional performances include February 16-18, 2017, at 7pm at Malone on the Perkinston Campus. Tickets, available at the door,  are $5 or $5 in canned foods for the Stone County Our Daily Bread Food Pantry.

For additional information contactDirector Daisha Walker-601-928-6289.

Len Blackwell
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