Local Celebrities Bring the Circus To Town in a Performance for The Manton Avenue Project on Monday, May 19th
Providence, R.I., (March 28, 2008) – Come one, come all to The Manton Avenue Project’s circus themed benefit entitled “BIGTOP! A Three-Ring Musicale” on May 19th at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, Citizens Bank Theater, 87 Empire St. in Providence. The evening will begin with a 6:00 PM cocktail hour, followed by the show at 7:00 PM, and refreshments and a chance to talk to the kids at 7:45 PM.
These eight tiny circus themed plays, each with an even tinier song, will be written by project kids in conjunction with special guest writers, Donald W. King, executive artistic director for Providence Black Repertory Company, Michelle Muscatello, WPRI Meteorologist, Lynne McCormack, Director of the Department of Art, Culture and Tourism, Councilman Cliff Wood, Ward 2 (College Hill), City of Providence and performed by professional actors from Trinity Repertory Company, Providence Black Repertory Company, The Gamm, and 2nd Story Theatre.
It will be directed by Peter Sampieri.
About The Manton Avenue Project
The Manton Avenue Project is a non-profit organization that unites children living in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood with local theater professionals to create original theater together. The organization’s mission is to increase the self-esteem and unleash the creative voices of these inner-city children.
Tickets for the performance are $100 and must be purchased in advance, as seating is limited. For information or to be mailed an invitation call (401) 331-7007. For directions to Pell Chafee Performance Center, and for more information about The Manton Avenue Project, go to http://www.mantonavenueproject.org.
The Manton Avenue Project’s BIG TOP! A Three Ring Musicale is sponsored by WPRI, Bank of America, Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman LLP, Cornish Associates, International Marketing Advantages and Verizon.