Life Is So Good


Life Is So Good brings audiences the story of 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave’s grandson who learned to read at age 98. This moving work offers reflections on Dawson’s life, valuable lessons in living and a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century. His unlikely friend Richard Glaubman, an elementary school teacher, captures Dawson’s irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars, presidents, and defining moments in history, George Dawson’s description and assessment of the last century works to inspire audiences with the message that — through it all — has sustained him: “Life is so good. I do believe it’s getting better.”

Production is 100 minutes in length and appropriate for grades 5 and higher. There is also a 50 minute student version.

Touring and Booking Inquiries
Stephen Barefoot | goingbarefoot llc
1410 Shepherd Street
Durham, North Carolina 27707