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Basket Raffle Benefit with The Motley Shakespeare Players

The​ ​Motley​ ​Shakespeare​ ​Players​,​ ​the​ ​MFA​ ​Company​ ​of​ ​Mary​ ​Baldwin​ ​University’s  Shakespeare​ ​and​ ​Performance​ ​program,​ ​are​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​kick​ ​off​ ​their​ ​fundraising​ ​projects​ ​this​ ​year with​ ​the​ ​second​ ​annual​ ​Basket​ ​Raffle​ ​on​ ​Sunday ​at​ ​The​ ​Kettle​ ​in​ ​downtown  Staunton.

motley shakespeare playersFeaturing​ ​baskets​ ​of​ ​donations​ ​from​ ​over​ ​twenty​ ​local​ ​businesses​ ​and​ ​a​ ​cash​ ​bar​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Staunton  Creative​ ​Community​ ​Fund,​ ​Motley​ ​Shakes​ ​hopes​ ​to​ ​raise​ ​funds​ ​to​ ​finance​ ​their​ ​touring​ ​shows​ ​of​ ​​As You ​ Like It,​ The​ Tragical​ History​ of​ Doctor​ Faustus,​​ and​ ​​The​ Winter’s​ Tale ​ ​for​ ​schools​ ​and​ ​programs​ ​in  Virginia.​

​This​ ​will​ ​assist​ ​Motley​ ​Shakes’​ ​mission​ ​to​ ​reach​ ​audiences​ ​of​ ​all​ ​backgrounds,​ ​stitching  together​ ​actor​ ​and​ ​audience​ ​in​ ​the​ ​creative​ ​act​ ​of​ ​making​ ​and​ ​studying​ ​theater.

This​ ​year’s​ ​Basket​ ​Raffle​ ​carries​ ​on​ ​the​ ​fundraising​ ​tradition​ ​initiated​ ​by​ ​the​ ​previous​ ​MFA​ ​class,  Compass​ ​Shakespeare​ ​Ensemble,​ ​with​ ​Motley​ ​Shakes​ ​hoping​ ​​ ​to​ ​build​ ​upon​ ​their​ ​foundation. Several​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Motley​ ​Players​ ​will​ ​be​ ​in​ ​attendance​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Basket​ ​Raffle​ ​and​ ​the​ ​night​ ​will​ ​feature​ ​the chance​ ​to​ ​join​ ​in​ ​some​ ​swing​ ​dancing​ ​and​ ​live​ ​music​ ​with​ ​the​ ​company.​ ​

For​ ​a​ ​full​ ​list​ ​of​ ​donors,​ ​visit​ ​​ ​​www.motleyshakes.com/donate​.


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Join​ ​Motley​ ​Shakes​ ​at​ ​their​ ​Basket​ ​Raffle​ ​on​ ​Sunday from​ ​7:00-8:30​ ​p.m.​ ​at​ ​The  Kettle,​ ​located​ ​at​ ​19​ ​W.​ ​Beverley​ ​Street,​ ​Staunton​ ​above​ ​the​ ​Staunton​ ​Antiques​ ​Center.​ ​Raffle tickets​ ​start​ ​at​ ​just​ ​$2​ ​per​ ​ticket​ ​and​ ​will​ ​be​ ​available​ ​starting​ ​at​ ​7:00​ ​p.m.​ ​

For​ ​more​ ​information on​ ​the​ ​Basket​ ​Raffle​ ​or​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​donate,​ ​visit​ ​The​ ​Motley​ ​Shakespeare​ ​Players​ ​at  www.motleyshakes.com​​.

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