In the month of October, Bright Horizons will be celebrating their 35th anniversary! We are hosting a staged reading titled “In My Daughter’s Name.” This play takes a very personal look at domestic violence. Amanda Thomas, the daughter referred to in the title, was 27 years old when she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend and the father of one of her children. The play bears witness to the circumstances and complications leading up to Amanda’s death in 2009. Statistics show that 1 in 3 woman are affected by domestic violence, so the chances of you knowing someone in an abusive relationship are high. It could be your mother, sister, friend, relative or co-worker. We are challenging the community to stand up for the Amanda Thomas in your life by attending this production to gain a valuable and life changing experience.
The performance will be at the O’Neill High School Gymnasium in O’Neill on October 12th at 7:00pm and at the Life Long Learning Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk on October 13th at 7:00pm. Cost is $5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the door. If you are a college student, bring your student ID and get in for free!