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Tom Lea Play Returns to the Sun City

The popular play based on El Paso native Tom Lea’s early life, returns to the Borderland by popular demand.

Tom Lea: Grace Note in a Hard World is a one-act play by Camilla Carr, starring Ray Baker and Morgana Shaw. There will be two performances at the Philanthropy Theater on Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m. AND Sunday, October 30 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are available at or at the Tom Lea Institute for $25.00. Commissioned by Betty Ruth Wake­field Haley for the Tom Lea Institute, the one act play dramatizes the early life of El Paso native, Tom Lea.

Based on the book Tom Lea, An Oral History by Adair Margo, the performance focuses on Lea’s early life as the mayor’s son, his studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and apprenticeship to muralist John Norton, his marriage to fellow art student Nancy Taylor and later his marriage to his beloved Sarah Lea.

Staring Ray Baker (who has supported seven Academy Award winning actors in the roles for which they won their Oscars) and Morgana Shaw (currently starring on Salem, Season Premier November 2nd). Visit for more information.


Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3 p.m. 


Philanthropy Theater, Plaza Theater Annex

125 Pioneer Plaza, El Paso, Texas ­


Available at or at the Tom Lea Institute for $25.00.

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