Sparked by Words

Based on the true story of when I couldn’t sing a song about Jesus out loud during a school performance

You read that title correctly, yes you did.

The Braid is producing my story.

The Braid is an award winning live theatre that presents the diverse voices of Jewish people in performances that touch our hearts.

I submitted a short story, “Hawaiian Songbird,” for their consideration. It describes an incident that happened when I was an eleven-year-old newcomer to Hawaii’s famous Punahou School.

“Hawaiian Songbird” was accepted to be the opening segment of their May production, The Rest is History. Nine other wonderful, funny, poignant stories will complete the program.

The show focuses on moments that altered the course of our lives, proving that, unique as they are, these stories are universal in their appeal.

No matter your age or background, you’ll be moved by the life-changing moments described by the writers. You’ll be entertained by the sensitive interpretations of the actors.

And you’ll want to come back for more.

Nope, I haven’t yet scraped myself out of the clouds. Dancing on rainbows at the moment.

The Braid is located in Santa Monica, California. Via Zoom it can be in your home.

Here is the flyer with all the information you need to be able to see the upcoming show, The Rest is History.

 Flyer image courtesy of The Braid Theatre 2021

Comments on: "The Braid is Producing My Story" (43)

  1. Congratulations. How exciting for you. So glad you submitted the story.

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    • Thank you, Peggy. I submitted the story months ago and nearly forgot about it until The Braid notified me about the production. Taking a chance means being patient. I know that you know that also.

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  2. Wowee!! 😀🎈 Shari, this is fantastic news, congratulations! I’m joining you on the rainbow and no wonder you’re ‘Dancing on rainbows at the moment’. I’m so happy for you. It will be a momentous occasion to see your story on stage and lots more dancing those four days. Well done. I like the concept of the show, of concentrating on that one specific life-altering occasion that affects one’s whole life!

    Hope you’re keeping well and lovely to see a post from you! Thanks for all your wonderful thoughtful comments, they mean a lot. xx

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  3. That is magnificent news Sharon! I can understand you dancing on rainbows –well done. I imagine that it is even sweeter beaciuse its a story from personal experience.

    So your show is on May 15th? I’ll be there! (once I’ve worked out the timezone)

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    • Thank you so much, Kim. This is the first time something I’ve written will be performed.
      There will be 4 performances – take a look to find the one that will work best with your schedule. They’re all on Pacific Time in the US.

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  4. I’m so excited for you, Sharon. I haven’t been on the zoom yet. Not sure that I will go there. Will The Braid video it and post it? Can I re-blog your news? Did I mention how excited I am for you?

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  5. Good for you Shari-Peggy

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  6. That’s so great! Wonderful news! I’m so happy to hear that your beautiful writing will be shared with a larger audience!!!!

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    • Thank you so much, Adrienne. I’m very lucky that my story was chosen.
      I still owe you an email, still trying to get my bearings now that I’m back in my own home.


  7. Hearty congratulations, Shari. What a wonderful surprise for you. That will be quite an evening.

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  8. Jenna Barwin said:

    Congratulations Sharon! I’m so happy for you! This is wonderful news and I look forward to seeing the performance.

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  9. Reblogged this on Reflections of An Untidy Mind and commented:
    Readers, are I am so excited for my friend, Sharon Bonin-Pratt, whose story, Hawaiian Songbird, has been selected by The Braid to be part of their theatre show, “The Rest Is History”. Venue is Santa Monica, LA. If you are in the area and looking for a night out, do get along to see it.

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  10. omg!!!! now this is terrific news!!! I’d love if you’d email me something about this so I can add it to an upcoming post 🙂


  11. Reblogged this on Happiness Between Tails by da-AL and commented:
    Time’s running out quick, so run, don’t walk, to catch Sharon’s stage play! She’s been a guest at Happiness Between Tails here and here…

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  12. Congratulations. Well deserved! Enjoy the honor, and a beautiful week! Michael


  13. A belated congratulations, Sharon!! This is exciting news and sorry I missed it. Will the performance possibly be shown on YouTube eventually? (I don’t do Zoom.) If so, I’d love to view it.


    • Thank you, Betty, for your kind words. I’ve been very excited, not only about the sensitive rendition by the actor who performed my story , but also about the other stories that have been so beautifully presented. The final show will be on Monday, May 24, but if you don’t do zoom, there’s no other way to see it. I don’t believe The Braid Theatre uploads their shows to YouTube .

      I haven’t seen you around recently on the blog-o-sphere, but then I was also absent for about four months and may have missed some of your entries. Hope all is well with you.


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