San Diego Theatre Connection Launches WE ARE FAMILY Donation Drive

San Diego Theatre Connection Launches WE ARE FAMILY Donation DriveThe San Diego Theatre Connection is Creating Community and helping families when they need it most. WE ARE FAMILY is a coordinated donation drive with three of the county's top community theaters to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. To help, you can attend performances August 25-October 15, 2017 and donate cash or personal items used for programs assisting families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Linda Vista. Every year, more than 1,200 families are given a safe, comfortable place to stay while their children are being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals.

See one of our San Diego Theatre Connection shows and donate items to put in a welcome bag for families on their arrival. The 'wish list' includes stuffed animals, small blankets, board games, puzzles, coloring books, tissue, lip balm, lotion, hand sanitizer, sports bottle, and books for adults or children. More information can be found and financial donations can also be made directly at .

It's Red Shoe Day at Every Performance: See a show and drop some cash in the famous Ronald McDonald Red Shoe located in each theater lobby. Our lineup of shows includes two popular comedies for adult audiences and a family-friendly award-winning Broadway musical.

Lamplighters Community Theatre presents DADDY'S DYIN' WHO'S GOT THE WILL? August 25th-September 17th. This outrageous dark comedy by Southern playwright/director Del Shores puts the "funny" in dysFUNctional family. When Daddy Buford suffers a series of strokes and is expected to die soon, his greedy family makes plans to strike it rich. Find out who gets the money and who gets a lesson in true love. This play is for mature audiences with adult themes and language.

PowPac Community Theatre presents QUARTET September 15th-October 15th. A theatre family of accomplished opera singers share the same retirement home. They also share temperamental egos and carry some grudges caused by a past love affair. This is a wickedly comic play with a touching message in the end. QUARTET was made into a popular 2012 film directed by Dustin Hoffman.

The Star Theatre Company presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY September 22nd-October 1st, a musical comedy loosely based on the cartoon and television characters created by Charles Addams. This ghoulish American family loves the macabre. The plot features mix ups and marriages with a romantic tango and the promise of young love.

San Diego Theatre Connection welcomes partnerships among performing arts organizations across the county. Our mission is promoting quality entertainment and creating community collaborations through theatre. We are committed to raising donations, increasing awareness, and developing volunteerism for our member non-profit organizations. Our current theatres include The Star Theatre Company ( Patio Playhouse (, Lamplighters Community Theatre (, PowPac Community Theatre (, Circus Collective of San Diego (, Turning Tydes Theatre Company ( and the Above Board Theatre (

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