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AARP Wish of a Lifetime Presents: Deborah Perry

KST Partner

The Lost Legend

Thursday, June 15

Kelly Strayhorn Theater | 5941 Penn Ave.


The Lost Legend tells the story of an artist’s journey to make her mark and have her voice heard by the world. Using a blend of song, dance, and inspirational spoken word, Deborah Perry takes the audience through her personal narrative from humble beginnings as a small-town African American girl to her rise as Cha-lay, a dynamic spoken-word artist who, despite the adoration of her community was left behind and ultimately forgotten.

The Lost Legend is a story of resilience, determination, and hope that will inspire audiences to embrace their own unique paths and never give up on their dreams. Experience the power of this moving and poignant performance that showcases the incredible talents of Deborah Perry, who, at 70 years old reminds us to embrace our creativity, rise above adversity, and pursue our passions with unwavering determination. The world premiere of “The Lost Legend” is presented in collaboration with Wish of a Lifetime from AARP. Wish of a Lifetime from AARP is changing the story of aging through wish granting that celebrates older adults for their accomplishments and sacrifices and empowers people to choose how they live as they age. To learn more, visit or follow @wishofalifetime.