The Few Lilies Project

July 21, 2010

This August, The Bird & Baby Theatre Company of Greer is producing The Few Lilies Project, a benefit for Safe Harbor. The Few Lilies Project exists to promote awareness of the issue of domestic violence and raise money for Safe Harbor. Through the theatre production and the accompanying art exhibit, the audience will be confronted with the issue in a unique way, and will be provided with the opportunity to contribute additional funds, above the initial ticket price, directly to Safe Harbor.

The theatre production consists of Arlene Hutton’s I Dream Before I Take the Stand, and a series of monologues written by local playwright Anne Pecaro.  Anne interviewed survivors of domestic violence, turning their stories into monologues.

For the art gallery, The Bird & Baby Theatre Co. has commissioned several local, visual artists to create works of art using G.M. Hopkins’ poem “Heaven-Haven” as inspiration, creating a thematically unified art show. These works of art will be on display in The Bird & Baby clubhouse throughout the entire run of The Few Lilies Project.

20% of all revenue generated by The Few Lilies Project will be given directly to Safe Harbor.

The show opens Aug 6, and has additional performances on the 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21. Show times are at 8:00, with matinee performances at 1:00 on the 7, 14, and 21. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased online. www.thebirdandbaby.com

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused...

I am a survivor of domestic violence.


“I didn’t know that I was being abused because my definition of abuse looked different. My husband pushed me, but most of my suffering was verbal and psychological. I left my husband to protect our young daughter. Almost immediately I felt the weight of his oppression begin to lift. I could see a difference in my daughter as well. Then he broke into my home and assaulted me in-front of her.

I sought help and was led to Safe Harbor. My daughter and I are in counseling now. I am sorting out the mess that abuse has caused. I am finding my voice and seeking opportunities to grow and better my life as well as my daughter's. She will gauge her self-worth from my own self-worth. I must show her that she deserves the best, by expecting the best for myself.

Many years I suffered in silence. By telling my story and being honest with friends and family, I am taking control of my life again.”

- Beth

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