The Circuit Playhouse hosts The Warriors for Newtown, a benefit to support the Sandy Hook Elementary Victims Relief Fund. The evening will include a one-night-only reading of The Warriors written by former Playhouse on the Square Company Member Evan Linder, and conceived by actress Mary Hollis Inboden, also a former Memphis actress and a Jonesboro, Arkansas native.
At 12 years old, Chicago actress Mary Hollis Inboden survived the Westside Middle School massacre, one of the most shocking events of the 90s. But who writes history when nobody’s the victor? In an honest and irreverent homecoming that mixes fact, fiction, identity, and history, Mary Hollis recruits an ensemble of her former classmates to help capture their stories, not of the tragic event that unites them, but of the daily battles and triumphs that define their present.
The Warriors for Newtown will feature original creators, Mary Hollis Inboden and Evan Linder, as well as local artists Liz Sharpe, Courtney Oliver, and Colin Morgan. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 with half the proceeds going to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. The other half of the proceeds will benefit the Memphis Gun Down Program, a local non-violence program created by Mayor A.C. Wharton. Tickets are only available at the door the evening of the performance. The Circuit Playhouse is located at 51 S. Cooper Street in Memphis.
The Warriors was originally produced by The New Colony March 17, 2011 - April 17, 2011 at The Second Stage under the direction of Benno Nelson.
Can’t attend, but still want to help? Donate to the Sandy Hook School Victims Relief Fund here.
51 S. Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104