Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LeRoy Butler helps celebrate opening weekend of CRASH!


First Stage's CRASH opens Friday, March 28!

This insightful play by Y York, based on the popular young adult novel of the same name by Jerry Spinelli, examines the complex issue of bullying, relationships and standing up for what is right.

We're excited to announce that Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler and originator of the Lambeau Leap will join us for an extended talkback on Sunday, March 30 immediately following the 3:30 p.m. performance.  LeRoy will share his personal experiences with bullying and answer questions from the audience.  His book The LeRoy Butler Story…from Wheelchair to Lambeau Leap will be available for purchase and LeRoy will be onhand to sign copies. ($5 from each book sale will be donated back to First Stage)  This one-time event is included with tickets to the 3:30 p.m. performance of CRASH on Sunday, March 30.

TICKETS are still available for ALL performances of CRASH.  Opening weekend performances will be held on Friday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, March 30 at 1 & 3:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $14.  Purchase your tickets online or through the Marcus Center Box Office at (414) 273-7206 or in person at 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee.

This event is made possible in part by Steelwind Industries.

About CRASH
Crash Coogan seems to have it all – good grades, athleticism, popular friends. But what he can’t seem to get is the attention of his preoccupied father and the new girl in town, Jane. Despite being the target of Crash’s bullying, Penn Webb, his unconventional neighbor, enjoys a happy life with a pet turtle, strong family support, and even Jane’s friendship. Things suddenly change for Crash when his grandfather suffers a stroke, and he realizes finishing first isn’t the most important thing.  For everyone ages 8 and up. 

Read more about CRASH in this preview by BroadwayWorld.com.

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