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Performing Live at the Library! Barbara Bates Smith Presents: Ivy Rowe

Actress Barbara Bates Smith, noted for her Off-Broadway debut with “Ivy Rowe," adapted from Lee Smith's novel Fair and Tender Ladies, now celebrates her 25th year of touring with a performance at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 12th at Richland Library Main. Musical accompaniment is by Jeff Sebens.

"I used to be a scandal; now I'm an institution!" This quote from the novel, says Barbara, aptly describes her more than 700 times of portraying this feisty mountain woman's "livin' on love," even as she takes a stand against the coal company's bulldozer.

Author Lee Smith has said, "Barbara IS Ivy Rowe! I am her most avid fan!" Of its Off-Broadway debut, The Village Voice said "A lifetime's worth of sass, whoop, hurt, and reflection;" Variety: "Both funny and heartbreaking."

Don't miss this captivating performance!

A Southeastern Theatre Best Actress award winner, Barbara has recently played leading roles in regional productions of “Wit,” “Hamlet,” “Doubt” and "August: Osage County."


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