“Remember Me” – Pearls, Pumps and Parsons!

Remember Me made its world premiere, live on stage in New York City, in January, 2009, to sold-out audiences at The Joyce Theater. Kansas City then welcomed Remember Me, David Parsons’ first full-length ballet, created for Parsons Dance and The East Village Opera Company, which played to a sold-out, standing-room only audience at the Folly Theater on November 13, 2009.

Remember Me was commissioned in part by Dr. Edward and Merry Prostic honoring the memory of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Prostic, and presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series. Following the performance, an on-stage benefit, Pearls, Pumps and Parsons! raised $135,000 for local and national programs of The MetaCancer Foundation. The on-stage celebration began with Elizabeth Prostic’s daughter Harper drawing names of lucky winners of pearls from Wanda Allen and Tom Tivol, ballet shoes signed by David Parsons, and a trip to New York for the Parsons season.

Pearls, Pumps & Parsons 2009 Committee:

Barbara Atlas, Mary Atterbury, Ann Baum, Kay Callison, Pati Chasnoff, Steve Chick, Bunni Copaken, Shelley Copaken, Anne Durrie, Sandi Fried, SuEllen Fried, Barbara Gattermeir, Julie Gerson, Jeannine Glore, Susie Goldsmith, Sharon Greenwood, Adele Hall, Dr. Richard Harriman, Kathy Honan, Mary Hunkeler, Ann Hyde, Joan Israelite, Steve Israelite, Pinky Kase, Jennifer Klemp, Sandy Leibsohn, Adele Levi, Nita Levy, Linda Lieberman, Peggy Lyons, Pat Macdonald, Marilyn Metzl, Bernadette Miller, Susan Miller, Clark Morris, Barbara Nelson, Karen Pack, Marta Padula, Jean Parelman, Elaine Polsky, Merry Prostic, Dr. Edward Prostic, Beverly Rose, Miriam Scharf, Cathy Schultz, Suzanne Shank, Debbie Smith, Marie Smith, Susan Spaulding, Patricia Uhlmann, Barbara Unell, Bob Unell, Katie Wendel, Shirley White, Ellen Wolf, Kelly Wolf