On Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m., an event at Burning Coal Theatre in downtown Raleigh will help raise awareness of the work the Lucy Daniels Center does with children with mental and emotional challenges. 

Lucy Inman, daughter of Lucy Daniels -- founder of the Lucy Daniels Center -- will read the lead part in "Spoonface Steinberg," a play by the author of the very popular Broadway show Billy Elliot. "Spoonface Steinberg" is the story of a 12-year-old autistic girl, attempting to navigate the perilous waters of modern-day life while dealing with an even more catastrophic, life-threatening illness.  

Lucy Inman is a judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She tempers her dedication to justice with a passion for the arts and community service. She serves on the board of Friends of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design (at her undergraduate alma mater, NC State University), as well as two organizations supporting mental health — NC BarCares and the Lucy Daniels Foundation. She is also a founding supporter of the Lucy Daniels Center. Ms. Inman lives in Raleigh with her husband, Billy Warden, and their teenaged son and daughter.

 Burning Coal Theatre is located at 224 Polk Street, Raleigh. A free reception will follow the reading. Come support Ms. Inman's performance and learn more about LDC, the Triangle's largest provider of children's mental and emotional health services. 

Ticket prices range from $15 to $25 and may be purchased in advance by clicking here.