Mrs. Kelly's Journey Home

  • Date: October 26, 2024
  • Time: 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
  • Location: Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland

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Saturday, October 26th at 7:30pm

Doors open at 7:00pm

Maine Irish Heritage Center Members receive a $5 discount on advanced tickets – this discount is applied automatically if you are logged in!


A story with heart and humor

Breeda Kelly Miller brings to life a funny and often profound look at her mother’s journey from her native Ireland through the end of her life, charting the type of experiences felt by generations of immigrants and adults caring for their aged parents. This is a theatrical memoir, with Breeda performing each role, introducing us to her parents, their families, and friends.  Mrs. Kelly’s Journey Home will keep audiences riveted from the opening line to the closing blessing. It is a moving, joyous exploration of love, roots, and family.


About the Artist:

An author, speaker and trainer, Breeda has used her professional experience serving health care organizations, corporations, nonprofit communities and academic institutions such as Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, The University of Michigan, Kimberly Clark, The Alzheimer’s Association, and Leading Age providing them with creative and actionable solutions. Breeda’s knowledge and expertise came to her the hard way – she was a family caregiver for her mother for eight years including hospice care in her home.  She is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy with a degree in communications studies.  Her stories have been broadcast nationally on The Moth Story Hour on NPR. A professional member of the National Speakers Association, she is also the Immediate Past President of the NSA Michigan Chapter.  Through the power of story, audience interaction and warm-hearted humor, Breeda delivers strategies that make a difference.


Press and Reviews:

“Breeda was a delight to work with from our first digital introduction through to the load out of her live performance of Mrs. Kelly’s Journey Home that was booked at our theatre.

The play was enjoyed on many levels. It is a wonderfully written and performed piece of theatre, but it is also a personal and true story with a vulnerability that audiences clearly connected with on a deeper level than a fictional tale or an interpreted performance of a scripted play. It was obvious that this event was as healing as it was entertaining.

Breeda has tapped into something unique that makes it a standout event for any venue. I highly recommend booking Breeda Kelly Miller.”

-Michael Tahaney

Executive Director | New Bern Civic Theatre


“Breeda skillfully and with great passion delivers an unforgettable portrait of a woman of indomitable spirit”

-Suzanne McGill Anderson & Barbara Wilson


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