The Paisley Princess: Breaking Out of Bounds

The Paisley Princess: Breaking Out of Bounds was written in 1988 by St. Augustine
playwright Toni Libro as a commission from People Against Spouse Abuse of
Gloucester. It was produced by Stageworks Touring Company, which enjoyed a
successful run of the award-winning play. The themes are still stunningly current –
especially given the pandemic spike in domestic abuse – in 2022.
The play centers the journeys of three very different women. Their stories were inspired
by oral history interviews and research conducted by Ms. Libro in the late 80’s. In a New
York Times article about the play Ms. Libro was quoted as saying: “I got an emotional
truth from the victims.”
This production is a benefit for Hopefull Handbags Global Non-Profit, a local
organization founded by Cathlene Miner in honor of her grandmother. Ms. Miner’s
organization offers assistance to survivors of domestic abuse and their children.
“Together we are Stronger.” Hopefull Handbags Global will be present with literature
and resources.
“It’s challenging subject matter. Many of us recognize ourselves or loved ones. But the
piece is ultimately triumphant. Our goal is to be honest to these characters and the
stories that fueled their creation,” says director Heather Eggleston. When she was
presented with Ms. Libro’s script she immediately pulled together a cast of actresses to
bring the play to life. The Limelight Theatre generously supplied the space to stage the
project. Executive director Sherrie Provence shared: “I am happy to support something
as important as this. I understand the need to tell these stories. Women do not need to
feel alone.”
The event features local actresses Danielle Dobies, Anna Hobbs, Jennifer Jacobsen,
Jenna Abell, Natalie Beltrami, and dancer Ivy Beato.
Saturday December 3, 2022. 2pm and 7pm. The Limelight Theatre. Tickets are $25.
There is an option to purchase raffle tickets to win a generous gift basket.
Tickets at and
For more information about Hopefull Handbags go to
Jon Beshara – [email protected]
Heather Eggleston – 904.829.0590. [email protected]
Rising Tide Productions

Ticket $25 Donation

Platinum Ticket $50 Donation

Gold Ticket $100 Donation

This is a general seating show

$25 Donation – 1 Seat

Platinum $50 Donation – 1 Seat and 15 Raffle Tickets

Gold Ticket $100 Donation – 1 Seat and 25 Raffle Tickets

Find out more about Hopefull Handbags Global!

** There may be Triggers for some due to the content of abuse

This is NOT a play for children

*All Donations are tax-deductible