Midsummer Night Scheme From Afar
As the program director for Daisy’s Children works in a village far atop a mountain in Honduras, the board and friends of this local project work to prepare a night of summer fun for all at Hackmatack theatre in Berwick on August 8th at 6 PM.
Local musician Martin England joins hands with Hackmatack Playhouse and Daisy’s Children to support the ongoing mission to provide sustenance, clean water, and access to education and medical intervention to the poorest children of this area. What began as the thought to feed three local children who lost their mother to starvation has rapidly grown to support a daycare facility that feeds 119 children daily!
August 8th, beginning at 6 pm, will provide a relaxed summer evening in which the public can enjoy beverages and appetizers while conversing and listening to the rich vocals of Martin England joined by musicians Courtney Brocks and Jesse Dold. Martin England writes, records, and performs emotionally-charged songs in the tradition of song-first pioneers such as Johnny Cash and Ray LaMontagne. The gardens surrounding Hackmatack will provide a tranquil setting to share tales of travel to the village with those who just returned. Recent photos will be on view. As people mingle there will be opportunities for a small silent auction, raffles, and door prizes. All guests will also be able to enjoy this midsummer night by viewing the play Hairspray to round out an evening of true summer in Maine. Hackmatack’s performance of Hairspray depicts a 1960′s Baltimore at a time of change. Lovable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad has a passion for dancing and wins a spot on the local TV dance show. Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Will Tracy vanquish the reigning TV princess; integrate the show and find true love all without mussing her hair? Join us and find out!
Tickets are $25 and are on sale online at www.hackmatack.org or by contacting Hackmatack’s ticket office at (207) 698-1807.
All proceeds from the evening will be used to feed forward in a village where regular food is a luxury, clean water is scarce, and an education is a gift of hope. Please join us and give from your heart!
Visit the Daisy’s Children.org website for more information and to see how you can become involved in this amazing organization!