I am so thrilled to be producing our final show of the 2012-13 season, "Ruined", in a community that is intelligent, informed, and driven to create positive change in our world. We are so fortunate to have a patron base that is fearless in their attendance of our shows, even when they may not have any idea what they are in for when they come to the theatre. "Ruined" will certainly test the boundaries of that bravery, but hopefully will also inspire our audiences for this show to explore current events that are unfolding in the Congo, an area of "our society" that almost DEFINES the term "world away".
The importance of exploring the issues raised in "Ruined" was made clear once again this afternoon when we received a phone call from a representative of the Hope for the Congo organization, which follows productions of "Ruined" being produced all over the world because, as she put it, "this is such an important piece of theatre that needs to be presented, and is such a powerful tool in raising awareness of what is happening in the Congo". They are sending a representative to attend the show and provide Suddenly our bubble doesn't seem quite so small.
I encourage you to attend PCTC's production of "Ruined", running April 26 - May 5, and to explore what YOU can do to make an impact in our community, society, and our world.