|Featuring me as Ruby Reynolds,|
Hollywood's rising star!
Over the past several weeks, my brother Christian and I have teamed up to write and produce a murder mystery, which we’re performing this weekend to raise funds for the Providence Fine Arts Center Drama Troupe, a theater group that offers drama classes for homeschooled kids in the St. Louis area. This was the same troupe that I was part of all through high school, starting when I was 12. Their tuition is reasonable enough that even low-income families (like mine) can afford the classes.
Right now, Providence Drama is preparing for a new semester, and hoping to raise enough money to buy the rights to perform a big-name play and upgrade their sound system. The play is not only a great way to raise funds for them, but also to bring together well over a dozen alumni and upperclassmen from the program to bring the mystery to life.
|Ruby and Victor|
So you’ve all probably guessed what the favor is: I’m asking for donations to help support Providence Drama. We have a Go Fund Me page here— even a one-dollar donation is helpful. Seriously. If you live in the St. Louis area, you should totally come see the show! It’s this weekend, August 8th at 6:00 and August 9th at 4:00 in St. Peters. Tickets are all donation-based. You can find all the details on the Go Fund Me page.
To some, drama classes might not seem like a big deal, but to say that this program changed my life is an understatement. When I joined drama class at the age of 12, I was one of the most shy and socially awkward people you’d ever meet. In the next five years, I blossomed into a much stronger, more confident person. Drama taught me to interact with people, to be comfortable with who I was, to understand and empathize with others, to think about new perspectives, to converse confidently, to graciously accept criticism, and to loosen up and work as a team. I still hold that drama was one of the most important classes I ever took in high school. Plus, acting onstage is a ton of fun!
Lisa (aka Ruby Reynolds)
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