Collingwood Arts Center to host ‘The Ladies of Harmony’Written by John Dorsey | | email@example.com
The Collingwood Arts Center will soon bring harmony to Toledo’s Old West End. On Sept. 28, it will host Women Blessing Women’s presentation of the award winning play “The Ladies of Harmony.”
The play, which was written by local playwright Ron Hill, will feature Anne Cross, Gloria Moulopoulos, Carol Ann Erford, Barbara Barkan, Pat Rudes and Shirley Williams. The director is John DuVall.
“The play was brought in by Women Blessing Women as a benefit for their organization. Having them here really fits in with the community outreach aspect of our programming goals, which include helping to bring the arts to members of our local community that might not otherwise get to experience them. To that end, we reserve a number of complimentary tickets for community organizations such as Focus and Chance for Change for every show that we host here,” said Program Director Brian Felster.
Women Blessing Women is a non-profit organization for women age 18 and over dedicated to empowering women living in poverty to achieve success, gain confidence and obtain living wage jobs. It provides a comprehensive, holistic program for women/mothers who live in poverty. The program addresses the root causes of poverty: education, employment and cultural behavior change. They offer teaching and tutoring of GED, coaching, training and facilitating job readiness skills and spirituality. Honorary board members of the organization include congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. More information can be found at www.womenblessingwomen.org
“We’re proud to be able to offer affordable space to an organization like Women Blessing Women, which allows us to give back to our community, without breaking the bank at the same time,” Felster said.
The play, which is Hill’s second, received a First Place Award from the Community Theatre Association of Michigan in 2007 and an Honorable Mention from the 75th Annual Readers Digest Writing Competition in the Stage Play Script Category. Hill, who a Tiffin native, attended the famed Pasadena Playhouse and holds a degree in English Education from Cal State, San Bernardino.
The show will begin at 4 p.m. in the Arts Center’s historic Lois M. Nelson Theatre. Tickets are $25 and $20 when purchased in groups of 15 or more. The Collingwood Arts Center is located at 2413 Collingwood Blvd.
For more information, call (419) 244-ARTS or to order tickets visit www.brownpapertickets.com