WRASFF at Astra Theater May 12 to benefit Next Act, Inc.

WRASFF ASTRAWill Read and Sing For Food (WRASFF) returns to the Astra Theater for a public show benefiting Next Act Inc. on Thursday, May 12, at 7 p.m.

WRASFF held two benefit shows in the Astra on May 4, 2014, a precursor to the creation of Next Act, Inc. five months later.

The show, a mix of live music and humor essays, will feature humor stories by Jillian Becher, Abbie Rumbach, Scott Saalman, and JHS teacher Brooke Keusch, along with musicians Kyle Lueken, Debbie Schuetter, Isaac and Megan Gatwood, Ray Major, and Marc Steczyk.

The winners of a humor writing contest currently open to middle school-aged and high school-aged students will also read their winning stories.

To date, WRASFF has raised $62,890 for 23 local causes and charities since Oct. 2011. This will be the troupe’s 85th performance, the second for Next Act.

Admission is $10 per person, with all proceeds going to Next Act. Students admitted for $5. Tickets available starting at 6 p.m. at the Astra May 12.

Next Act, Inc., was formed to foster, engage, and create cultural and artistic happenings and knowledge in Dubois County. It is currently in the midst of a public fundraising campaign to revitalize and rejuvenate the historic Astra Theatre.  Money generated from the fundraising campaign will be used for immediate needs such as installing an accessible restroom on the theatre’s main floor, as well as long term electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and general renovation needs.

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