‘Granny D’ show comes to Mariposa

Last modified: 1/7/2015 7:29:08 PM
On Dec. 31, 1998, 88-year old Dublin resident Doris Haddock, known as “Granny D,” set out to walk across America from a Santa Monica beach to Washington, D.C. Her goal was to draw attention to the need for national campaign finance reform and her contention that money in politics had betrayed our representative democracy. Haddock trekked through more than 1,000 miles of desert, climbed the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions, and even skied 100 miles after a historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible.

On Jan. 16, at 7 p.m., actress and playwright Dixie Tymitz will bring Granny D and her legendary journey to life in a one-woman play at the Mariposa Museum. “Granny D: The Power of One,” is inspired by the book by Haddock.

Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for Mariposa members, and $3 for children.

This performance will happen on the eve of “N.H. Rebellion,” a walk from Keene, and from other parts of the state, to Concord that is being separately organized by Open Democracy, the Concord-based non-partisan reform organization Granny D founded. The purpose of the walk is to demonstrate against systemic government corruption and as part of a movement to make the removal of big money from political campaigns a central issue of the 2016 presidential election. Citizens are invited to walk any length or participate online.

Demonstrators will walk from Keene to Dublin on Jan. 17, before passing through Peterborough, Bennington, Henniker, and Hopkinton to converge in Concord on Jan. 21 for a rally. Last January, Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig led a walk from Dixville Notch to Nashua with more than 200 supporters of Campaign Finance Reform.

For more information about the play, visit www.mariposamuseum.org or call 924-4555.

For more information about N.H. Rebellion, visit www.nhrebellion.org.

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