Thursday, April 26, 2012

Welcome Home to make Pocahontas County Debut

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On April 29th, 2012 The Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, Inc., in conjunction with Playwright Courtney Smith, will present the play Welcome Home. The drama transports the audience to the time when the internationally renowned American writer and Nobel Laureate Pearl Buck; another of the United States' most prolific and popular writers James Michener; and legendary lyricist of Broadway and Hollywood Oscar Hammerstein created the Welcome House Adoption Program for mixed race children. Through the play we will see these three characters grapple with the tough choices of the day and the realization that all children should be treated equally without regard to race or country of origin.

After the play Janet Mintzer, CEO of Pearl S. Buck International will speak to the audience about the Welcome House Adoption Program and how it has benefited countless children and families through its long and successful history.

The top notch group of actors includes Stephanie Bachman, Larry Davis, Danny Boone, and Jim Norris. Each cast member brings years of experience to the stage, they all have performed in the Greenbrier Valley Theater as well as other theaters in the region.

 The play will be presented at the Pocahontas County Opera House on Sunday April 29, 2012 at 2:00pm. A $7.00 donation is suggested and the proceeds from the play will benefit the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation’s Museum Reinvestment Campaign which is raising funds for structural repairs to the property.  For more information please contact the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation at (304) 653-4430 or by email at

Use the map below if you need directions to the Opera House. We look forward to seeing you at the play!

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