Theatrical Company performance supports PCACS’ ramp fund

2013-04-17T19:28:00Z Theatrical Company performance supports PCACS’ ramp fundContributed and photo provided by PCACS nwitimes.com
April 17, 2013 7:28 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | An upcoming performance of “Almost, Maine” by Valparaiso Theatrical Company will help support Porter County Aging and Community Services’ ramp fund.

Local actors will be presenting the fund-raising show at 8 p.m. Sunday May 11 at the Porter County Expo Center and Fairground’s Buggy Wheel Pavilion, 215 Division Road.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the PCACS offices, 1005 Campbell St., or online http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/366898

PCACS Executive Director Bruce Lindner said the funds raised through the performance will help the agency build ramps for those community members who need assistance accessing their homes.

“We are happy to partner with the Valparaiso Theatrical Company to not only bring a great show to the stage but also continue to help those individuals who need ramps at their homes and therefore, improve their quality of life,” he said.

“Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani, is a show about looking for, finding, keeping, losing and holding onto love. It is heart-warming with loveable characters, funny situations and real-life questions. The show is appropriate for all ages except young children.

Deb Porter, charity liaison with the Valparaiso Theatrical Company, said the main mission of the group is to help non-profits reach their goals.

“We are dedicated to providing quality theatre and using the talent and skills of our actors, technical and production crew to give back to our community in ways that will improve the quality of life in our region,” she said. “By allowing a significant percentage of the proceeds from our shows to go to non-profit organizations in the region, we can help a variety of worthy causes succeed in their missions.”

The cast includes Beverly Adkins, Zack Alfredson, Amy Aurelio, Bill Carns, Linda Didelot, Ed Griffith, Carla Heiser, Chloe Hoeksema, Michael “Doc” Kuhn, John Lattuada, Eric McCann, William Milhans, Trish Neary, Donna Rettwe, Kerianne Valuckis and Matt Valuckis. Directed by Joe Culley, “Almost, Maine” is presented with special permission from Dramatist Play Service Inc.

PCACS’ mission is to extend a helping hand to seniors, those who are disabled and low-income residents by providing services to improve their quality of life, including transportation, nutrition programs, energy assistance and activity centers.

For more information, contact PCACS at 464-9736 or visit www.portercountyacs.org.

The Valparaiso Theatrical Company is a non-profit group meant to focus on providing fund-raising opportunities for other non-profit organizations. The company’s performances take them to many venues such as, the auditorium at Ivy Tech Community College, Cornucopia Coffee House, The Elks in Valparaiso and others.

For more information, visit www.valparaisotheatricalcompany.org.

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