Local Actress Portrays Houston Resident In ‘Bald In The Land Of Big Hair’

July 26, 2010

Joni Rodgers is a cancer survivor and author of “Bald in the Land of Big Hair”

Two Houston women – one an actress, the other a New York Times bestselling author – will cross paths July 31, during a production of “Bald in the Land of Big Hair.”

“Bald in the Land of Big Hair” will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Theater, 4617 Montrose Blvd., on Saturday.

The play is based on the book by Joni Rodgers, a Houston resident, who wrote about her personal experience with cancer.  Rodgers will be in the audience during the performance.

Lisa Hamilton, a Clear Lake resident, will portray Rodgers in the production of “Bald in the Land of Big Hair.” Hamilton has performed at the Alley Theater and other local venues.

Steve Ford, son of the late President Gerald Ford, will be a featured guest at the event in honor of his mother, Betty Ford, who fought breast cancer in 1974.

A panel discussion with Steve Ford, Joni Rodgers, Co-founder and CEO of The Rose Dorothy Weston Gibbons and Founder Survivor of Pink Ribbons Project Susan Rafte will follow the production.

Pink Ribbons Project, a nonprofit organization that supports the fight against breast cancer, is presenting the event, which will benefit The Rose, a 24-year-old nonprofit breast cancer organization that provides screening, diagnosis and access to treatment for all women, regardless of their ability to pay.

Houston-based Hope Tree Home Loans and KUHF-FM, Houston Public Radio, are major sponsors of the event.

Tickets are available for $100. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $1,000.

To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities, call Michelle Hansen at The Rose, 281-464-5165.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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