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|Orpheum's Final "Red Carpet" Performance of Season is Wednesday; Donation Received for Performance
|The Orpheum Theatre received a $2,500 gift from Tom Knapp of Re/Max Preferred Properties toward sponsorship of the upcoming Red Carpet Series event, "To Kill a Mockingbird."
"Ticket sales only cover approximately 50% of Red Carpet Series event expenses,'" said Kate Francis, Orpheum president. "Contributed income from individuals and sponsorships from generous corporate citizens like Tom Knapp are key if the Orpheum is to continue bringing quality, family entertainment like 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to Galesburg."
"I am happy to support the Orpheum Theatre," added Mr. Knapp. "The Orpheum is one of the crown jewels of Galesburg and as a community we are very fortunate to have such a facility to showcase the performing arts."
The Orpheum Theatre is proud to present "To Kill a Mockingbird" on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. The production is a reexamination of a timeless tale, in a new century, for a new generation of theatre-goers.
"I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks." - Scout
Most people reluctantly read "To Kill a Mockingbird" when they were in high school only to have found a new literary favorite upon reaching the last page of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. They found a companion in Scout and a moral hero in Atticus Finch. When they saw the movie, they sighed with relief when it met their expectations and was as visually and dramatically satisfying as anything they'd imagined when they read the book.
Now, the Orpheum Theatre brings this classic tale of prejudice, courage and human value to vivid life on stage and one night only as the final installment of the Orpheum's Spring Red Carpet Series.
"The moral of the 'To Kill a Mockingbird' story is enduring and ageless," said Kate Francis, Orpheum president. "The Orpheum Theatre is proud to present such an impeccably staged production by the Montana Repertory Theatre."
The Montana Repertory Theatre was established in 1968 and is one of the oldest and most respected touring companies in the country. The group assembles actors, directors and designers from the worlds of Broadway, national and international tours, film and television and presents the very best of the American theatre tradition, examining the heart of the American character through the medium of live theatre.
"The Orpheum Theatre is deeply committed to presenting the widest range of entertainment options to our ever-growing community through the Red Carpet Series," continued Ms. Francis. "'To Kill a Mockingbird' represents the best in family entertainment."
Tickets for "To Kill a Mockingbird" are $25, $30 and $35. Students of all ages and children receive 50% off. Tickets may be purchased by phone 309-342-2299 or on the web at www.theorpheum.org. The production is sponsored by Tom Knapp Re/Max Preferred Properties and Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
(Orpheum Theatre president Kate Francis, left, receive a donation from Tom Knapp of Re/Max Preferred Properties, right. Story and photos submitted by Orpheum Theatre.)
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