WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The GEICO Gecko Midweek Matinee series for youngsters is back by popular
demand for its fifth year at the Prince George’s County Publick
Sponsored by a $30,000 GEICO Philanthropic Foundation grant, Prince
George’s County makes the series of eight plays available free of charge
to students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience
the magic of live theatre.
“GEICO’s Philanthropic Foundation is excited to continue our partnership
with the Prince George’s County Publick Playhouse,” said GEICO Senior
Vice President Seth Ingall. “We believe it is important to support the
arts and encourage students to get excited about learning through
cultural and educational experiences.”
GEICO presented the Publick Playhouse with the $30,000 grant donation at
a recent live showing of “Seasons Greeting.” GEICO representatives,
along with Prince George’s County dignitaries and officials were in
attendance to celebrate the occasion.
Remaining performances for the season include:
- Monday, February 1, 2016: “Jackie Robinson: A Game Apart”
- Monday, February 29, 2016: “The Right to Dream”
- Monday, March 14, 2016: Upcycled Cinderella
- Thursday, April 21, 2016: “Butterfly: The Story of a Life Cycle”
- Monday, May 9, 2016: “My Heart in a Suitcase”
For tickets and information, call the Publick Playhouse at 301-277-1710.
About The Publick Playhouse
The Publick Playhouse is owned and operated by the Maryland-National
Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and
Recreation. The Department of Parks and Recreation acquired and began
restoration of the Playhouse in 1975. The Playhouse serves as a venue
for the performing arts, concerts, dance, theater and community events
and is one of the two surviving Art Deco theatres in Prince George’s
County. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is an
unprecedented six-time National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence
in park and recreation management.
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