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Fundraisers set to help Morgan Clift with medical expenses

Kelly Crisifulli, Adrianna Brannon, Tyler Nobles, Zack Walseman, Connor Butler and Tony Heard rehearse the play "The Foreigner" which will be performed this weekend at  King George High School.

King George County Schools Theatre department defines itself as a theatre of purpose. Each year King George High School Theatre Department proudly supports a charity or cause. In the past we have collected clothes and canned food for King George Social Services, last year we donated $5000.00 to the Win for Wesley relay for Life Team.

This year we are privileged to support one of our own. In October a member of our Theatre family, Morgan Clift, was severely injured in a car accident. Last year this 17 year old student stole the show as “Ma” in The Grapes of Wrath. Despite the fact that it was her first play, she worked hard and performed beautifully. She came through for us and now we want to perform for her. We will have several opportunities to assist Morgan this year.

 The Foreigner will be running December 9 through 12 at 7:00 pm. The cost of the show is $8. On December 9, opening night of our production The Foreigner, we will donate all of our proceeds to Morgan in our effort to help defray some of the substantial medical cost she and her family have incurred as a result of this tragic event.

In January, the Advanced Theatre students will work with the Creative Writing students taught by Laura Merryman to produce four original plays which will be performed at a benefit theatre night for Morgan. Also in January, the children’s play, One Thousand Cranes, will be performed for four elementary schools in the area. The performances will be January, 11, 13, and 15 at the elementary schools. This show will also have performances at the high school February 22 to 27 and the performance on Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm will be a charitable performance for Morgan Clift.

In the spring we will be putting on the musical Grease from April 20 to 25. We will be collecting donations for Morgan Clift at every performance and will also be having a charitable performance Wednesday, April 23, where all proceeds will go to her benefit. All of us at the KGHS Theatre department are hoping to assist Morgan Clift as much as possible during our 2009-2010 season and would greatly appreciate your participation in this effort.

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