The Jackson County Arts Council will present Gary Carden’s one-woman play, “Mother Jones” on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Jackson County Library Complex. “Mother Jones” is portrayed by Laura Chew, a storyteller, actress, writer and naturalist who resides in Macon County.
“Mother Jones” was Mary Harris, a labor and community activist in the late 19th century. She organized mill and coal workers and fought for the rights of women and children who were exposed to unsafe and unhealthy work conditions.
The play is sponsored by the Jackson County Arts Council, which is a part of the North Carolina Arts Council. Tickets will be available the night of the performance, one hour prior to show time. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children.
For further information, contact the Jackson County Arts Council at 507-9820 or 507-9531.