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Theater J Announces Annual Benefit

Theater J's 2017 Annual Benefit celebrates the artistry of Rick Foucheux and honors the leadership of Mita M. Schaffer. This party to benefit the nation's most distinctive and progressive Jewish theater treats supporters to an elegant and entertaining evening. The Annual Benefit will take place on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Washington Hebrew Congregation and will include a cocktail hour, followed by dinner (sponsored by Provisions Catering), live performances and dessert.

Actor Rick Foucheux will be feted by actors performing favorite scenes of his. Those acclaimed actors include Colleen Delaney, Naomi Jacobsen, Michael Kramer, John Lescault, Jennifer Mendenhall, Todd Scofield and J. Fred Shiffman. Foucheux will also actively join in the festivities, performing both straight scenes and a song.

Tickets are on sale to the general public starting at $280. Table sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact Skye Landgraf at 202-777-3225 or skye@theaterj.org. For media inquiries, please contact Laurie Levy-Page at 202-777-3230 orlaurie@theaterj.org.


About the Honorees
Rick Foucheux has been an important long-time collaborator at Theater J and has called its community of artists and theater lovers crucial in his development as an actor. He has been featured in ten mainstage productions at Theater J, including two of his most memorable: Matt Friedman in Talley's Folly (Helen Hayes nomination); and Freud in Freud's Last Session (Helen Hayes Winner, Robert Prosky Award).

Mita M. Schaffer has been an incredible leader for Theater J, serving on the Theater J Council for seven years, including two years as Co-Chair. She has served on several other not-for-profit boards and is a co-founder of the award-winning advertising agency Martin-Schaffer, Inc.

THEATER J INFORMATION:

LOCATION: The Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016.

PARKING: On-site and street parking available.

TICKETS: Starting at $280. Contact Skye Landgraf at 202-777-3225 or Skye@theaterj.org

Theater J is a nationally-renowned, professional theater that celebrates, explores and struggles with the complexities and nuances of both the Jewish experience and the universal human condition. Our work illuminates and examines: ethical questions of our time, inter-cultural experiences that parallel our own, and the changing landscape of Jewish identities. As the nation's largest and most prominent Jewish theater, we aim to preserve and expand a rich Jewish theatrical tradition and to create community and commonality through theater-going experiences.


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