Looking for something to do with the family in the days after Christmas? Ready for a break from all your new electronic gadgets? Come spend some time at BTE for a special post-Christmas performance of Holiday Memories, Thursday, December 29 at 7:30PM. Admission to this performance is free with the donation of one gently-used or unwanted new computer item; items accepted are laptop computers, desktop computers, printers, cell phones, keyboards, and monitors.
Holiday Memories is based on two short stories by Truman Capote, the writer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. “Oh my, it’s fruitcake weather!” Miss Sook, Truman’s older eccentric maiden aunt looks out her window to greet each holiday season. Her home-made fruitcakes will go to family and friends, and many to people she met just once, or perhaps not at all. Like President Roosevelt. Truman Capote’s stories of his childhood holidays in the Depression Deep South are filled with joy, love, family, music, vivid characters, and even puppets and is appropriate for all ages.
MePush, a local computer support business with offices in Lewisburg and Bloomsburg, hopes this event will collect enough computer hardware to upgrade BTE’s offices and bring computers to other offices in the Bloomsburg area that are in need of new or gently-used equipment, especially after the recent flooding in our area. MePush staff will be at the theatre, collecting and loading hardware, and then will donate refurbishment services to get the equipment all in working order for BTE and others. “We want to make this an annual event, a good way to collect computer hardware for companies like BTE that are in need,” says MePush president Conor Quinlin.
Tickets will also be sold at regular price for this performance, and the additional post-Christmas performance of Holiday Memories on Friday, December 30 at 7:30PM. Reservations are strongly encouraged, and your computer donation can be brought to the Box Office in advance, for your convenience. To make arrangements, or for more information, please visit the website www.bte.org or call the BTE Box Office at (570) 784-8181 or (800) 282-0283. For more information about MePush, please visit their website at www.mepush.com.