In light of the recent devastation from Hurricane Katrina to the city of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast area, Triad Stage in Greensboro, NC, will be collecting donations to assist hurricane victims throughout the run of its season opening production of Streetcar, Sept. 4-25.
The play is famously set in New Orleans' colorful, historic French Quarter.
The Equity resident theatre Triad Stage is at 232 South Elm Street in Greensboro, NC.
After each performance a member of the cast will address the audience asking patrons to show their generosity in support of hurricane relief efforts. Members of the cast will then be in the lobby afterward to collect funds, which will be donated to the American Red Cross. Contributions may also be made at the Triad Stage box office during regular box office hours, 1-6 PM Tuesdays through Fridays.
"At Triad Stage we've been immersed in the culture and history of 1940s New Orleans for months preparing for this play, and are particularly moved to do what we can to help," said artistic director Preston Lane in a statement. "Americans exhibit their best natures and respond generously when disaster strikes, as evidenced by the outpouring of support for victims of the Pacific tsunami earlier this year. With this production set in the unique atmosphere of New Orleans' French Quarter, the legendary story of Streetcar offers a special opportunity to highlight support of rescue efforts at this crucial time." For more information, visit www.triadstage.org.