Love Does: A Celebration of Juneteenth

Presented by Life Restoration Ministries and the Lied Center of Kansas

“Love Does” celebrates Juneteenth and the rich history and culture of the African American people. This multimedia event brings to the stage a message of freedom, love, forgiveness and healing. Written and directed by local playwright Rita Rials and presented by Life Restoration Ministries (LRM), the production features local talent and includes theatre, live music and video projections. At the event, community members from Douglas County will come together to celebrate Juneteenth and talk about the vision for true freedom.

LRM is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 with a mission to instill hope, reconcile broken relationships and restore healthy living. LRM’s purpose is to demonstrate that life finds a way to provide a bridge to new beginnings and a path to wholeness. The organization achieves this through multifaceted programming that combines performing arts, mental health and wellness, and STEM education.

Cast, in order of appearance:

  • Kay Emerson
  • Rakeisha Pringle
  • Kim Allen
  • Kristen Rawls
  • Kristie Mullenix
  • Linette Williams (understudy)
  • Shakiyya Bland
  • Loretta Rials
  • Vocals- Nicole Rials
  • Pianist- Tyson Williams
  • Drummer- Corey Johnson

Presenter links

Life Restoration Ministries website

Life Restoration Ministries Facebook

FREE and open to the public.

No tickets required.

Love Does -2022 Juneteenth Celebration at the Lied Center

Lied Center of Kansas
1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence KS

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