Motivational Theatres’annual “Friendraiser” features new play

New York area playwright Brian C. Petti is the 2012 winner of the "Carlton E. Spitzer Excellence in Writing" award presented by the HGGMT, Inc. for his play “Ten Seconds”.  Hugh Gregory Gallagher Motivational Theatre’s Annual ‘Friendraiser’ Celebration is Saturday, December 1, in Easton featuring this new one-act play “Ten Seconds” and an act of monologues. 

Ten Seconds is a powerful play which illustrates the negative effects our perceptions of, and actions toward, people with challenges,” states HGGMT artistic director, Anita Tecce. The roles are moving and riveting; substantial roles that offer an opportunity for actors to challenge their talent. Taking on the challenge are Zack Schlag, Larlett Cash, Ricky Smith, Erica Tecce, Sarah Crump, and Meg Parry.

Monologues includetwo Carlton E. Spitzer monologues, "That's Why She Holds the Racket Like That" performed by Meg Parry and "Snob Mob" performed by Terry Taylor. "Valedictorian Speech" is written by Paul Briggs and performed by Larlett Cash and Sarah Crump.

The Hugh Gregory GallagherMotivational Theatre, Inc., a nonprofit tax exempt corporation, raises public awareness of disability issues and discrimination in our society through dramatizations of real-life and fictionalized experiences. Our powerful, entertaining and insightful plays on persons with physical, developmental and mental disabilities, and others discriminated against based on race, ethnic origin or sexual orientation, help reduce prejudice and stigma.  Motivational Theatre encourages live performances of its plays as fundraisers for other nonprofit organizations.

The ‘Friendraiser’ Celebration is an evening to honor and welcome friends old and new to Motivational Theatre in addition to raising support for HGGMT.  This catered event will also feature a balloon raffle for fabulous prizes. The powerful one-act "Ten Seconds" and an act of monologues will be performed Saturday, December 1 as part of the ‘Friendraiser’Celebration at William Hill Manor auditorium in Easton, doors open at 6:30pm for beer, wine,and heavy hors d’oeuvres, tickets are $25. 

Two regular priced performances are November 30th at the St Paul’s Church on the corner of Morris & South streets in Oxford at 8pmand Sunday December 2 at 2pm Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall on Willow Street in St Michaels. Tickets are $10.Read our history and join our future. For information and to order will call tickets, email request at motivational.theatre@gmail.com or call 443-786-2782.

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