On Wednesday, January 23 at City Theatre, all proceeds from the pre-show reception and performance of the romantic comedy The 13th of Paris will be donated to a variety of South Side organizations. The fundraiser is made possible by City at Your Service, City Theatre's new community investment initiative.
Tickets for this one-time-only benefit evening are $35. Included are complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers in City Theatre's Gordon Lounge beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed at 8 p.m. by the very first performance of Mat Smart's new play The 13th of Paris.
In this romantic comedy a young American named Vincent is confused about his relationship, so he stands up his girlfriend Annie and heads for Paris. There he meets Jacques, the ghost of his grandfather. The dapper Jacques, appalled when Vincent describes the manners of modern couples, shows him the proper way to woo a woman. They are interrupted by the arrival of Annie's wacky friend Jessica and her new husband William, who have their own lovey-dovey approach to marriage. But in the end Vincent discovers that only by listening to his heart can he find the love he imagines is possible.
To purchase tickets to the party and show on January 23, contact the organization you would like to benefit: South Side Chamber of Commerce – Shirley Faust at 412-481-0266; South Side Community Council - Elaine Evosevic-Lozada at 412-216-0831; South Side Local Development Company – Melanie Archer at 412-481-0651 x10; or South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association – Brad Palmisiano at 412-951-3899.
The 13th of Paris continues at City Theatre through February 17. To purchase tickets to any other performance, call the Box Office at 412-431-2489 or visit CityTheatre Company.org.