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AAUW Funds – Branch Fundraiser
The annual Little Theater of Virginia Beach fundraiser will be a matinee performance of the comedy Calendar Girls on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2:30pm. The play was adapted from the 2003 movie of the same name, starring Helen Mirren, and is based on a true story of a group of Yorkshire women who produced a nude calendar to raise money for the Leukemia Research. (Aren’t you glad we are only going to ask you to purchase tickets for our fundraiser and not pose for a calendar! ;o) )
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.
Our AAUW branch will host a reception in the theater lobby following the performance where we can mingle with the cast and crew. As is the tradition, our branch members attending bring either a finger-food appetizers, sweets, wine or other beverage. We will have a sign-up sheet for the hospitality items at meetings when tickets are sold.
The tickets will be $23 each, and will be available for sale at the branch meetings beginning in October. Take care of some gift shopping early by treating you and your friends to an afternoon of fun at the theater!
Theater Tickets Make Great Gifts!
For more information AAUW Funds or our theater fundraiser please email AAUW Funds chair, Ginny Werner at firstname.lastname@example.org put Theater in the subject line.