Mercy Me Sober Living will host a fundraiser dinner and play Saturday, March 11, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort, SC 29907.
Written by one of America’s greatest storytellers, Mark Twain, ‘The Dairies of Adam and Eve’ tells the story of Adam and Eve from the perspective of each in the form of diary entries. The diaries are funny and clever interpretations of these classic biblical tales adapted for the stage by David Birney.
The show stars Tonya Martin as Eve, Eric Gibbs as Adam, and Tammy Evans as The Serpent. It will be directed by Jon Sharp, former associate director of All in the Family, and director of Archie Bunker’s Place and other shows.
The mission of Mercy Me Sober Living is to assist people in their recovery from drugs and alcohol with safe, affordable housing, integrating twelve-step recovery with comprehensive education, and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) or other medications as prescribed by their physicians.
In 2021, Beaufort County reported 229 suspected overdoses of people of an average age of 34, an increase since the beginning of the pandemic. Opioid overdose deaths in South Carolina increased by 13 percent from 2021 to 2022, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This follows a national spike in overdose deaths during Covid-19 of almost 50% during the period of February and May 2020. Of the national overdose deaths in 2020, opioids reportedly accounted for about 75 percent of all overdose deaths. Approximately 80 percent of those deaths included synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. South Carolina experienced overdose death increases of more than 30 percent during the first eight months of 2020.
Mercy Me Sober Living provides resources for survivors of substance abuse disorder which are elusive for many addicts. Safe housing for MAT has not been available anywhere in the county until now. Mercy Me has provided a starting point for survivors of Substance Abuse Disorder by offering safe, sober, MAT-friendly housing, and access to recovery programs.
Dinner includes a choice of Lasagna or Vegetarian Entrée with assorted desserts and beverages including iced tea, coffee, or water. Tickets are $40.00 at the door or $35.00 in advance and may be made by calling 843-263-2520. For more information about Mercy Me, visit www.mercymesober.org.
Want to Go?
Mercy Me Sober Living Fundraiser
Dinner Theatre: The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain
Saturday, March 11, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Ladys Island Drive
Doors open 5 p.m., Dinner served 6 p.m., Play starts at 7:15 p.m.
Reservations Encouraged $35 advance or $40 at the door. Call 843-263-2520
Checks payable to Mercy Me Sober, PO Box 2161, Beaufort, SC 29907