10 percent of profits will also go towards Gleaners Food Bank.
This weekend, a portion of the profits from Dionysus Theatre's debut production Home for the Holidays will go back to the community. Now through Dec. 23, 10 percent of proceeds will go to help the Ashinger family. Last March, Ashinger, was diagnosed with three types of cancer in his liver, lungs and perineum. After undergoing aggressive treatments of chemotherapy, the family was told in November that Ashinger had four to six months to live. The donation will go to help pay for his medical bills, according to Steve DeBruyne, Dionysus Theatre's owner and artistic director. An additional 10 percent of proceeds will go to Gleaners Food Bank to help feed the hungry this Christmas. When the cast of Home for the Holidays gathers for their …
The Dionysus Theatre continues performances through Dec. 23 at the Hartland High School Auditorium.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
By Angie Lai, Guest Writer The Dionysius Theatre and Performing Arts Academy launches its debut season with an original holiday-themed musical, Home for the Holidays. Conceived by a group of performers, including the company's artistic director and founder, Steve DeBruyne, the plot is reminiscent of the old "let's put on a show" movies from the 1940s, with a group of performers rehearsing for a night of holiday entertainment. But not all is calm and bright for a couple of the characters, namely the show's two stars, Portia (Marlene Inman-Reilly) and Christopher (DeBruyne). Portia's upset because her husband, Eric (Nicholas LaGrassa), is currently serving in the Armed Forces and will not be able to come home for Christmas. The news is so …