One of Hiram’s own will be taking the stage tomorrow at W.D. Packard Music Hall in Warren. Damaris Peters Pike, professor emeritus of music, will perform “Thanks for the Memories – A Visit with Dolores Hope,” the final installment of the2010-11 Trumbull Town Hall lecture >series.
Pike, who is the founder of “Women of Note,” a speaking series that dramatizes the lives of women in music, will be portraying Bob Hope’s wife, Dolores, in tomorrow’s piece. Dolores Hope, who is currently 101 years old, was a singer and philanthropist; Pike’s dramatization will include songs and stories about her husband’s rise to becoming a Hollywood star.
Pike has been portraying women in music through “Women of Note” since 1988. She has performed in front of as many as 1,200 in ten different states and France. This past winter, she performed 20 one-woman shows in Florida.
Tomorrow’s program begins at 10:30 a.m. at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for high school and college students.
The Trumbull Town Hall series provides yearly lectures about the educational, spiritual and cultural enlightenment of the women in the community and surrounding communities. This is Pike’s second time participating; in 2008-09, she portrayed Doris Day as part of the series.