Why in the world would anyone want to do a play reading in an animal shelter? Why violate the advice given by sage vaudevillians in the days of old: never act with children or animals. Because THE PET PLAY, my latest comedy about obsessive pet owners, and the search for unconditional love, features pets. And this a great thematic fit with one of the finest animal shelters in the country: SAVE – A Friend to Homeless Animals (savehomelessanimals.org).
And because we non-profits have to start thinking outside the box (what box? you might be thinking): the “we-are-struggling-and-can’t-afford-to-do-anything-generous-for-another-organization” box. There are a lot of things we can offer each other: entertainment, art, shared audience, space, talent, etc. SAVE is offering a space for this reading of selected scenes, and publicity, and they have a wide audience that has never heard of Dramatic Question Theatre (www.TheDQT.org). And I have a play that touches on a subject near and dear to SAVE’s heart, and the willingness to put together this unique fundraising event to help support SAVE and the production of the play in New York in early 2018. SAVE volunteers have been super generous with their time, help, and guidance. And I have been super creative with putting together this evening of entertainment, and snacks, followed by fireworks. Ok – I don’t get credit for the fireworks, Montgomery Township does.
Come support this endeavor and be part of the paradigm shift!
Thursday June 29, 2017 – tour of SAVE at 5:30 PM, reading doors open at 6:00PM, play reading of selected scenes followed by refreshments, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, fireworks (weather permitting) at approximately 9:15 PM. Tickets $20 on line, $25 at the door, donations gratefully accepted and shared between SAVE and DQT.