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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Two arts organization join forces to help elderly couple...

I have seen a lot of philanthropy in this community but this one really caught my attention. Even though times are tough for many in Southern Nevada, The Nevada Repertory Dance Theater and the Insurgo Theater Movement are joining forces to help a local elderly couple save their home. On Wednesday February 2 these two organizations are putting together a special performance to help. Dance and Theater what a great mix for a great cause!

So if you have some time Wednesday night make sure to head down to Insurgo's Bastard Theater inside the Historic Commercial Center.

The details are below...

For Immediate Release: 

Nevada Repertory Dance Theater and
Insurgo Theater Movement
Presents: THANKS – An Emergency Fund Raiser to Keep an Elderly Couple in Their Apartment
Wednesday, February 2 @ 7:30pm
The Bastard Theater in the Commercial Center
go to www.insurgotheater.org for directions
$10 at the door

Marko Westwod; Artistic Director of Nevada Repertory Dance Theater and John Beene; creator of Insurgo Theater Movement are joining forces to help an elderly couple who have fallen on hard times. Clarice and David Arredondo, who live below Mr. Westwood, had their rent and bill money stolen from them recently while dining at Boulder Station. The Arredondo's have recently given up their car due to economic set backs and were unable to come up with the finances needed to stay afloat this month. Now facing eviction by New Vision Realty, who, as Clarice stated, has not shown any effort to give them an extension, the fear of being locked out of their home and no where to turn seemed to loom over them for the past few days. Short of selling home furnishing that belonged to her mother, Clarice didn't know who she could turn to (since her family was unable to help). In walks Mr. Westwood, who truly feels that we need to use the talents we are blessed with to help those less fortunate and in need. Reaching out to the only community family he knows, Marko asked who would be able to step up and help out. Thus, enters John Beene, long time artistic collaborator with Westwood. Between them both they are looking to raise as little as $400 or enough to cover the Arredondo's entire back rent and fees ($805). So, if you have a little time free next Wednesday and you are in for a little dance, poetry, singing, acting and, who knows, maybe even some clowns, stop by the bastard Theater and spend some time with us.

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