Community Theater raises the curtain and funds to fight AIDS/HIV

The Williamsburg Players recently presented a check for $3,934 to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, an organization that provides essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the U.S. This is the first time Williamsburg Players has conducted a fundraising effort for an outside charitable organization. The idea was inspired by the desire to involve LGBTQ organizations during the theater's performances of "RENT." The idea was so well received by cast and crew, they decided to continue the fundraising effort during their July performances of "Backwards Broadway" (pictured). After the final curtain call each evening, the cast of "RENT" and "Backwards Broadway," stood in the lobby with the Broadway Cares signature red buckets to collect donations for the charity. "Our patrons gave so generously during the run, and I am really glad the community has embraced the idea. The fundraising drive was so successful that we plan on repeating our fundraiser every June," said Philip Cabibi, Board Vice President.

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