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Local Father-Daughter Writing Team to Debut Play in Edgewood

Dixie Heights High School freshman Lauren Hudson, along with her father, Frost Brown Todd attorney and author Robert Hudson, have adapted the story from their bestselling, award-winning book, Our Best Tomorrow, into a script for the stage. 

The play, also entitled, “Our Best Tomorrow,” will debut at Turkey Foot Middle School in Edgewood at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. Follow-up performances will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25. Additional private showings have been planned for student groups and local non-profit organization Kicks for Kids. 

Our Best Tomorrow presents the stories of three childhood friends who overcome obstacles to live the American dream through education, hard work and responsible decisions. The play will be produced and directed by Rachel Retherford, director of Turkey Foot Middle School’s drama department. 

“Our expected attendance over the three days of  performances will exceed 1,500 people,” said Ms. Retherford. “The drama department of Turkey Foot Middle School is thrilled and honored to have one of our own students’ work highlighted for our spring production. I expect the play to be very successful, reaching more and more students with a positive message across the Commonwealth and beyond.”

Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, has teamed up with the authors and Turkey Foot Middle School for this unique event. Copies of Our Best Tomorrow signed by both authors will be available for purchase prior to curtain time, during intermission and following the conclusion of each performance. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book will benefit the Turkey Foot Middle School Drama Department.   

Robert Hudson and Lauren Hudson currently reside in Villa Hills, Kentucky. For more information regarding Robert Hudson and Lauren Hudson or to purchase one of their books, please visit their website at or contact their publicist, Debbie McKinney, at 513-659-2029.   

- Staff report/Image: Event poster (provided)

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