Exodus Homes in partnership with Lenoir-Rhyne University Lineberger Center for Cultural and Education Renewal is bringing a gospel play, “Pieces of a Dream”, to the PE Monroe Auditorium on August 27, 2011 at 6:00pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by clicking the “Buy Now” button above or at the Exodus Homes office at 122 8th Ave. Dr. SW Hickory NC 28602. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the faith-based United Way organization.
The play is produced by 3 M Productions of Charlotte, a professional theater company. “Pieces of A Dream” is coming to Hickory to help raise awareness about the mission of Exodus Homes. It shows how incarceration alters the dreams of a family, and how forgiveness can help mend their brokenness. It is the story of a father and mother pulled apart at the seams of their marriage by what has happened to their son who has been changed in many ways by being in prison. Harry McDowell, CEO of 3 M Productions, brought the idea to Rev. Reggie Longcrier, Exodus Homes Executive Director, after being impressed by the work of Exodus Homes and wanting to help increase support for the organization.
Dr. Rand Brandes of Lenoir Rhyne University agreed to sponsor the event as part of the Lineberger Center for Cultural and Educational Renewal series. Dr. Brandes and his staff have been working with 3 M Productions to work out the details of bringing in the play to Hickory at no charge to Exodus Homes.
Gospel plays have been increasing in popularity over the past 10 years. They include inspirational music and usually have timely social themes that leave the audience with something to think about when they leave the theater. In this case, Rev. Longcrier is hoping the audience will leave the theater with a new awareness of the far reaching and long lasting affects of incarceration on the entire family.