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Raleigh Little Theatre gears up for 'Grace for President'

Posted September 25, 2017 7:48 p.m. EDT

Raleigh Little Theatre is getting ready to open its first youth series show of the season.

Based on the popular picture book, "Grace for President, opens Oct. 13, at Daniels Auditorium at the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. The show runs through Oct. 22. Tickets, which are between $10 and $15, are on sale now.

Here's a description of the show: "One day in class, Grace Campbell discovers that there has never been a female president. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be president and inspires a school election." The original book is by author Kelly S. DiPucchio and illustrated by LeUyen Pham.

As part of the show, Raleigh Little Theatre also will be hosting some special events, including one featuring First Lady Kristin Cooper. After the 7:30 p.m., Oct. 13 production, Cooper will moderate a “rising leaders” panel discussion, featuring young ladies from the Wake County area who will be sharing their community leadership experiences. There also will be a Grace-inspired scavenger hunt in the museum an hour before the show begins.

And, after the 1 p.m., Oct. 14, production, Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes will lead a brief conversation about her experience as an elected official, answer questions and talk about her own ambitions when she was Grace's age.

Raleigh Little Theatre's website has more information about the show and programs.