Friday, August 10, 2012

Join Us 9/11 for a Special Fundraiser: A Tragedy for a Tragedy

A TRAGEDY FOR A TRAGEDY: THEATRE GROUP DEDICATES OPENING PERFORMANCES OF EURIPIDES' HELEN OF TROY ON 9/11 TO 9/11-BASED CHARITY, NEW YORK SAYS THANK YOU FOUNDATION


NEW YORK, NY: On, Tuesday, September 11th, 2012, at 3pm and 7pm, at the First Floor Theatre in NYC, the Leonidas-Eftychia Loizides Theatre Group will present the ancient Greek tragedy, Helen of Troy, and on this day, cast members will perform with their hearts open in remembrance and honor of those who passed, and for those who suffered loss on September 11th, 2001. To commemorate 9/11, a portion of the ticket proceeds for both Helen of Troy performances that day will go to the New York Says Thank You Foundation to support the Foundation in its efforts to give back to communities in need. 

The Leonidas-Eftychia Loizides Theatre Group presents 
Helen of Troy, the classic Greek tragedy by Euripides, directed by the critically acclaimed director-actor Eftychia Loizides and starring an extraordinary cast of young American actors. Helen of Troy is a compelling alternative to the myth of Helen, which highlights the anguish and suffering of needlessly losing loved ones to the destruction and extremes of violence.

The mission of the New York Says Thank You Foundation is to commemorate the love and support given to New Yorkers by Americans from across the country in the days, weeks, and months following 9/11, by sending volunteers from New York City each year on the anniversary of 9/11 to help rebuild communities around the country affected by natural or man-made disasters.

The New York Says Thank You Foundation inspires 9/11 responders, survivors and victims' family members to work together to reciprocate the support New York received by completing service projects in areas hit by tragedy. Since 2003, the organization has helped communities in need throughout the country. There are so many stories of how the Foundation's volunteers have given support to other communities in need. You are encouraged to read more about the Foundation and ways to get involved at newyorksaysthankyou.org.

Purchase your tickets for the September 11th performances now and give back to other communities in need throughout the US by seeing Euripides' twist on the myth of Helen!

Showing September 11th through 23rd at the First Floor Theatre, 74A East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003. Tickets are $55 ($35 for students and seniors) and available via SmartTix (smarttix.com or 212-868-4444) and at the Box Office. 





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