Shakespeare With Benefits Presents Sandy Relief: A Bard-Based Variety Show

Shakespeare with Benefits presents Sandy Relief: A Bard-Based Variety Show to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims via New York Cares at The West End Theatre, Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew, 263 West 86th St, Monday, December 17 at 7:30 pm.
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Dec. 4, 2012 - PRLog -- Shakespeare With Benefits Presents
Sandy Relief: A Bard-Based Variety Show
At The West End Theatre on Monday December 17, 2012

NEW YORK, NY – December 4, 2012Shakespeare with Benefits ( presents Sandy Relief: A Bard-Based Variety Show, a special performance to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims via New York Cares. This one-time benefit performance will take place at The West End Theatre, Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street at West End Avenue, 2nd floor on Monday, December 17th at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00).

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 or at the door, CASH ONLY.

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  Just click on the Donate button. New York Cares has been working around the clock to assess needs as they develop and to deploy volunteers as quickly as possible. The needs generated by this storm are enormous and will continue to grow in the weeks and months ahead. A contribution of any size will make a world of difference. Your donation will be put to immediate use, and will support efforts in the days, weeks and months ahead.

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

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

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: The West End Theatre, Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street at West End Avenue (

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