Domestic Violence Awareness Event - Beatrice

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2011 Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:  Show map Beatrice Community Players
412 Ella Street
Beatrice, NE
"In My Daughter's Name", by Becky Key Boesen, is a play inspired by the life and death of Amanda Thomas, the 27 year old mother of two young children. On February 28, 2009, in Hannibal Missouri, Amanda was attacked while she slept, and stabbed to death by Manuel Cazares, her former domestic partner.

"In My Daughter's Name" begins when the playwright, a young mother herself, meets Jody -Amanda's mother. Their discussion focuses on memories of Amanda as a child and explores the events leading up to Amanda's death, including the system loopholes she encountered while seeking protection from the father of her child. It is a play written to raise questions and awareness regarding domestic violence and to encourage dialogue between victims, advocates, law enforcement, first responders and community members.

Central themes in the play are : human relationships, the cycle of violence, self-esteem, control issues and the need for unconditional love.

The Angels Theatre Company's goal for this production is to work with local social service organizations to educate women, men and families about domestic violence and to educate theatre goers about the community resources available for those facing violent situations in their own lives, as well as encouraging action to assist those in need of help.

There will be a facilitated discussion following each performance.

Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Non-refundable tickets can be purchased in advanced at the following locations:
Beatrice -Chamber of Commerce, Risky's & Beatrice Family Chiropractic
Crete -Union Bank, Kava House, Cristina's Family Restaurant, Hope Crisis Center & Crete Floral & Gift Boutique
York -York State Bank, Cornerstone Bank, Bag 'n Save & Midwest Bank
Fairbury -Chamer of Commerce & Hope Crisis Center
Wrightsman Cooling