Berkeley Rep Audiences Donate to Help Haiti

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Money collected for Haitian earthquake relief after performances of Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of Athol Fugard's Coming Home in recent weeks has totaled $7,835, the company announced.

The funds will be sent to Doctors Without Borders, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning nonprofit relief service organization.

Berkeley Rep's managing director, Susie Medak, said in a statement, "When we heard about the awful conditions in Haiti, we knew we needed to do something. Over the years, our compassionate audiences have supported a number of important causes. It is heartening to be part of a community that steps up in times of global tragedy."

Set in South Africa, Coming Home follows a young girl's attempts to make a new life where she started, on her grandfather's farm.

Berkeley Rep is located at 2025 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA. For tickets to Coming Home, call (510) 647-2918 or visit berkeleyrep.org.

* Doctors Without Borders is a humanitarian organization which "bases its work on the humanitarian principles of medical ethics and impartiality" and is "committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation," according to Berkeley Rep press notes. Doctors Without Borders' international efforts extend across conflicts and other boundaries and allow more than 27,000 people on any given day to help medical victims around the world.

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