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Penn State Berks Theatre program teams up with Broadway Cares

The Penn State Berks Theatre Honor Society Alpha Psi Omega is teaming up with Broadway Cares, a national industry-based nonprofit AIDS fundraising organization, for the fifth annual N.O.W. (New Original Works) festival. The honor society will collect donations at each N.O.W. performance for Broadway Cares. The final N.O.W. performance, which will be held at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, will be a benefit performance for Broadway Cares.

N.O.W. at Berks is an annual one-act student play festival, which will run from Feb. 18-22, 2013, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium, beginning at 8 p.m. each evening. The final performance will be held on Feb. 23, at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. The festival will showcase five, one-act plays written, performed, and produced by Penn State Berks students. Each play is approximately 10-12 minutes long. 

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $225 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

For more information, contact Rob Napoli, Technical Theatre Coordinator, at 610-396-6421 or via e-mail at RUN2@psu.edu.

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