WHAT:  Dinner & Performance of Mrs. Kelly’s Journey Home
WHEN: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
TIME: 5:30 p.m. – Dinner / 7:00 p.m. – Performance
WHERE: Three Rivers High School Performing Arts Center, 851 Sixth Avenue, Three Rivers, MI 49093
COST: Free

For more information, please call Ruth Mancina at the COA at 269-279-8083.

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“Mary Kelly never wanted to leave her native Ireland and relocate to Detroit in the late 1950s, but her husband did and she didn’t have a choice. So she went.

Kelly’s first night in America with her three young sons was spent in the dark. They didn’t have lamps yet in their new rental home, and “she cried herself to sleep,” said her daughter, Breeda Miller, who was born after her parents’ arrival in the United States.

Kelly eventually came to love the United States and Detroit — she and her husband settled with their family in Lincoln Park, though she never learned to drive — and her evolution from Irish immigrant to proud American is detailed in a touching, new one-woman play by Miller. It also follows Kelly’s journey with vascular dementia when Miller was her Mom’s primary caregiver. ”

Credit: Detroit News