Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Actor's Express Celebrates Carnivale at its Annual Fundraiser

Friday, February 18, 2011 at The Gallery at King Plow Arts Center

This year, the annual fundraising gala for Actor’s Express takes the form of Carnivale on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 8 p.m. at the Gallery at King Plow Arts Center. Attendees will be transported to Rio de Janeiro as they are greeted by dynamic street performers and slip into a vibrant world filled with dancers, live music, interactive gaming booths including palm readers, tarot cards readers, a photo booth and more. A decadent VIP area will raise the temperature to sultry South American heights with burlesque performances by Minette Magnifique. The evening will also include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle and a silent auction. Funds raised at Carnivale will directly support Actor’s Express.

Offering different pricing options for all budgets, Samba will be $60 and includes Carnivale entry for one, two drinks and two booth tickets. Next, is Ipanema for $90 that grants Canivale entry for one, unlimited drinks, entry to VIP area and five booth tickets. Last, is Bossa Nova for $150, which gives patrons Carnivale entry for one, unlimited drinks, unlimited booth tickets, entry to VIP area, one raffle ticket and one ticket to an Actor’s Express production. Tickets are available online at www.actors-express.com, by phone at 404.607.SHOW.

Actor’s Express is a twenty-three year-old theatre located in the West Midtown district of Atlanta that offers original voices and new perspectives that reflect Atlanta’s diverse and evolving community. At the center of AE’s mission is a commitment to new work and emerging artists. To that end, nearly every production on the mainstage is either a regional or world premiere. This commitment is realized through an active new play development program and an internship program that provides some of the most rigorous post-undergraduate theatre training in the state. AE is committed to setting and adhering to the highest possible artistic standards, as well as engaging, educating and entertaining the community its serves. To learn more about Actor’s Express, visit www.actors-express.com or call 404-875-1606.

Major funding for Actor's Express is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Actor's Express programming is also supported in part by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.

To learn more about Actor’s Express, visit www.actors-express.com or call 404-875-1606.

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