Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Oliver! Project - Local Social Conscientious Theater

This is a project that I am very excited to announce. As you may know I am involved with the Rhinebeck Theater Society's production of the Lionel Bart Musical, Oliver! it is based on the Charles Dickens Novel Oliver Twist.

The show deals with many issues it addresses the plight of orphans and homeless children. It speaks to the sale and exploitation of child laborers by industry as well as by older predators who "educate" them to "earn" a living through criminal efforts.

Issues that still effect Children today. It is sad that a 168 years after the book was written, the same story could take place today.

The Oliver Project is a socio-political movement spearheading the fundraising for the protection of; as well as public awareness of the ongoing need for the protection of the fundamental rights of children, worldwide, through the medium of literature and theatre; specifically, through the story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and the musical adaptation for the stage, "Oliver!" by Lionel Bart.

We will be holding a Gala Performance of the Musical, October 19, 2006 at 7:30 PM (details)
benefiting: The International Human Rights Watch Childrens Rights Division, an organization committed to the international abatement of child slave labor and the child sex trade.

Socially Conscientious Theater

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1 comment:

kat said...

I am so proud of you all for this.

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