Clarion Theatre Group to Donate Show Proceeds to Hurricane Harvey Victims

COOKSBURG, Pa. (EYT) – The outpouring of support from the area continues for those ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.

The Clarion Community Theatre announced it will donate its share of the proceeds from the Friday, September 8, performance of “Arlene’s Beauty World” at the Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre to the victims.

The show is suitable for all members of the family.

“We’ve been looking at the news out of Houston and that part of Texas and it’s heartbreaking what those folks down there are going through and what they have yet to deal with,” said Mike Barger, the group’s president emeritus. “Our audiences have always been very generous with the causes we support through tickets sales and we know our audience will again come through.”

Audience members will be able to donate to the total amount being sent.

“We’ve looked at the numerous agencies to which the donations can be sent and we believe the United Way of the Greater Houston Area Relief Fund is where we can best help the people of the area,” said Barger. “One hundred percent of the money donated to the United Way of the Greater Houston Area will directly to hurricane victims.”

Barger said Clarion Community will announce the total amount of the donation as soon as possible.

About the show

The live production of “Arlene’s Beauty World” continues on September 7 through September 9.

This is a comedic journey with some very serious police officers, crazy little old ladies, and a love-struck man out to finally marry his beloved childhood sweetheart.

The cast includes Pam Huffman of Lamartine; Linda Nieding of Cook Forest; Jody Frazier of Kossuth; Thizbea Troese of Clarion; Linda Lerch of Miola; Ken Omecinski of Shannondale; Mike Barger of Brookville; Rodney Sherman of Lamartine; and newcomers Mary Brown of Knox; Christine Hendryx of Tionesta; and Bill Vickers of Knox.

The dialogue is fast-paced and the puns fly like birds. The humor and situations are suitable for the entire family.

All shows are $15.00 per seat.

Tickets are available online at or by calling the theatre’s box office at 814-927-5275.

The Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre is located at 140 Theater Lane, Cooksburg, Pa.

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