Barkerville troupe presents special benefit performance in 100 Mile House
A fundraising concert and auction with the McGinley Family Troupe direct from Barkerville’s Theatre Royal is set for Friday, June 5 in 100 Mile House to benefit flood victims in Cache Creek.
The village saw a violent storm on May 23 that caused millions of dollars of damage in the small desert community, affecting dozens of homes and businesses.
“As performers, directors, stage managers, front of house, producers, et al, we are doubly blessed,” said Richard Wright, of Newman & Wright Theatre Company, the producers of Barkerville’s acclaimed Theatre Royal. “We get to bring laughter and tears to our audiences by practicing our craft, and sometimes we get a chance to give back to our community.”
Newman & Wright’s entire cast and crew are giving back on June 5th. The theatrical troupe will travel with some additional Barkerville folks to 100 Mile House on Friday to perform a special benefit for victims of the recent Cache Creek floods. The initiative is supported and sponsored by Barkerville Historic Town and the 100 Mile Free Press, who are responsible for organizing and on the ground publicity for the event.
Cariboo residents can assist their southern neighbours at this special benefit auction and concert, which will take place at Martin Exeter Hall in 100 Mile House. Doors open at 6:00 PM, the auction is at 7:00 PM, and a special performance of Newman & Wright’s McGinley Family Troupe Musical Revue begins at 8:00 PM.
Admission is by donation.