ELIZABETH – The Elizabeth Arts Council (EAC) runs a program that allows people who could not ordinarily afford tickets to attend theatre events. “Theatre for Everyone” relies on the generosity of local theatre companies and donors.
“We appreciate the donations of tickets that we receive from the Union County Arts Centers and local theatre companies. We hope more organizations will join our program,” says Paula Borenstein, coordinator of Theatre for Everyone. “Even though local theatres try to keep ticket prices affordable, too many people miss out because their budget just doesn’t allow for it. Theatre is such an enriching experience and we have excellent theatre companies in our area. We want to support their work and bring more people to the theatre.”
The EAC began “Theatre for Everyone” during its own production of Richard Hoehler’s one man show “Human Resources.” “This was our first production and so many people were eager to support the EAC in its first venture,” Borenstein said. “Many people purchased tickets even when they knew they would be out of town. We made those tickets available to others who ordinarily wouldn’t be able to afford to attend and we have done the same with all subsequent EAC events.”
The EAC is hoping more theatres will join “Theatre for Everyone” and is seeking individual and corporate sponsorship. “This would make more tickets available and benefit the local theatre community.” says Borenstein. To make a contribution or to receive more information about “Theatre for Everyone,” contact the EAC at 1-908-289-3584.
The EAC is a volunteer, non-profit organization. The goal of the EAC is to support and promote the work of individual artists and artistic and cultural organizations in and around Elizabeth. Membership is open to those directly involved in the arts and all those who want to see the arts flourish in and around the city of Elizabeth.
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