Sandy Relief: A Bard-Based Variety Show
At The West End Theatre on Monday December 17, 2012
NEW YORK, NY – December 4, 2012 – Shakespeare with Benefits (http://shakespearewithbenefits.org/)
Sandy Relief: A Bard-Based Variety Show features John Christopher Jones a veteran of Broadway, TV and film and Edward Parks of the Metropolitan Opera as well a troupe of classical actors and singers sharing their talent, passion and creativity to raise money for hurricane relief efforts. The program uses Shakespeare as a springboard for a reverent and irreverent revue that includes songs, soliloquies, scenes, even swordplay in a delightful mélange of Bard-based entertainment for the ages and all ages!
General admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at http://shakespearewithbenefits.org/
All proceeds will go to New York Cares to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. Shakespeare with Benefits is working with directly with New York Cares and is committed to helping rebuild New York City in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy through art. If you cannot attend, we invite you to make a donation to help support the on the ground efforts of thousands of volunteers working in the neighborhoods hardest hit by the storm. You can make your tax-deductible donation directly to Shakespeare with Benefits’ beneficiary, New York Cares at http://shakespearewithbenefits.org/
About New York Cares: New York Cares was founded by a group of friends who wanted to take action against serious social issues that faced our city in the late 1980s. Finding few options to help, they created their own organization to address the problems from the ground up. New York Cares is now the city's largest volunteer organization, running volunteer programs for 1,300 nonprofits, city agencies, and public schools. Today's volunteers share our founders' vision that we all have a role to play in making our city a better place. New York Cares staff works with partner organizations to identify their most pressing needs, creates projects to bridge the gaps, and recruits, trains, and deploys teams of volunteers to make a difference. For More Information http://www.newyorkcares.org
About Shakespeare With Benefits: Shakespeare With Benefits began 12 years ago as a troupe of classical actors who convene each fall in Vermont for the Killington Shakespeare Retreat where they spend a week honing their craft as well as presenting a free public performance of their Bard-Based Variety Show. The collective is comprised of actors who have performed Shakespeare and much more around the country and around the world as well as off and on Broadway. The troupe’s overall goal is to benefit the community at large, hence the current aim of aiding in the Hurricane Sandy relief. For more information, please contact Shakespeare with Benefits Founder and Director, Kate Konigisor, at 917-406-1456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The West End Theatre: The Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew has a mission in welcoming and lifting up those who walk through our doors. We are home to the West End Theater, a community of non-profit theater, music, and dance companies that represent the city’s diversity and heritage. For more information:
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