Giving Tree Announces Donation Recipient/New Season

Marion – “The Corridor’s newest performing arts venue and production company announces the newest beneficiary for ticket profits. The cast of Arsenic and Old Lace, opening March 6th, chose to donate a portion of upcoming ticket profits for all nine performances to local human services non-profit organizations Hospice of Mercy, and The Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy.

The Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy is the first and only facility of its kind in the Corridor. Hospice of Mercy has provided compassionate, professional end-of-life care to thousands of families in our community. The donations Giving Tree will make to these non-profit organizations will be used to…
Support programs for Hospice of Mercy which includes hospice care in private homes, hospitals and nursing facilities
Support groups and bereavement counseling
Services not covered by insurance or Medicare
Patient care for those without ability to pay
Giving Tree is also excited to announce the remaining shows to be produced during 2015. An ambitious schedule of stories will be produced during Giving Tree’s inaugural year. In addition to newly announced camp opportunities for children, programming focusing on family friendly story-driven plays both new and old, will include:

Arsenic and Old Lace (March 2015)
Spring Break Camps for Children (March 2015)
The Miracle Worker (April 2015)
Barefoot in the Park (May 2015)
Summer Camps for Children (June 2015)
Babe The Sheep-Pig (June/July 2015)
The Boys Next Door (August 2015)
Wit (September 2015)
The 39 Steps (October 2015)
Dial M for Murder (November 2015)
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (November/December 2015)

Arsenic and Old Lace, Directed by Jason Alberty, will mark Giving Tree Theater’s second show, opening March 6, 2015 at 8:00pm, and will perform every Friday and Saturday (8:00pm), and Sunday (2:00pm) through March 22, 2015. A classic family friendly “dark comedy” known for it’s physical humor and memorable characters, Arsenic and Old Lace is suitable for children and adults of all ages. (PG, Dark Comedy) The production stars local actors Marty Norton, Dyanna Dawn Davidson, Taylor Foster, Zach Johnson, Seth Friedman, Angela Billman, David Morton, Brian Smith, Scot Hughes, Phil Schramp, Len Struttmann, David E. Hein, and Demetrios Hadjis.

Giving Tree Theater LLC is committed to sharing a portion of profits with a different local human services non-profit each time a new show closes, as we shine a refreshed spotlight on truly great stories. We want to tell great stories you will love. We want to give back to the community and help people. Giving Tree Theater is our answer to make both of those things a reality. Additional information about auditions, ticket availability, and Giving Tree Theater can be found at www.givingtreetheater.com or www.facebook.com/givingtreetheater.”

Source: Giving Tree Press Release

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