Becky Stone as Maya AngelouPart of the 2nd Sundays @ The Center Series
2nd Sundays @ The Center is a series of unique events tailored to the reflective spirit of Sundays. Relax in the warm and intimate setting of The Center and let yourself unwind as you listen to live music. Then, allow our professional storytellers to take you on a journey through time, evoking history, memory, and connection. Each month we bring you a unique program with story and music themed for an immersive experience.
This month we are featuring Becky Stone portraying Maya Angelou.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." - Maya Angelou
Celebrate National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month at The Center as Becky Stone brings to life Maya Angelou with jazz music by Leo Bjorlie and Friends.
Maya Angelou was an American poet, jazz singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist best known for her memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.
Becky, born and raised in Philadelphia, attended public schools, then Vassar in drama, and Villanova in education. She worked in Philadelphia schools until she moved to WNC with her husband to raise a family. A librarian heard Becky reading to her children and recruited her to tell stories. A storyteller was born! Becky did her first Chautauqua character, Pauli Murray, in 2003 for Greenville, drawing on her storytelling and acting background. Additional characters include: Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Maya Angelou – all premiered in Greenville. Becky participates in the Asheville arts scene and has performed in Chautauquas in Ohio and Colorado.
To reserve a seat for this series, please purchase tickets online or call the box office at 828-697-8547.