Legendary icons share stage for MWFY benefit
On January 31, 2013, the musical performance “Honky Tonk Blue… The Night Patsy Met Hank” will interrupt its cross-provincial tour for an exclusive engagement at the Centre d’Art de Richmond to benefit the Make Way for YOUth (MWFY) project.
Writer and actor Laura Teasdale’s stunning musical rewrites history, imaging a fateful meeting between a young Patsy Cline (played by Teasdale), just beginning her climb toward becoming the queen of country music and country’s broken king, Hank Williams (Ralph Steiner), just days before his death. Bringing Youth to the Townships Offered through Townshippers’ Association, Make Way For YOUth – Estrie is part of the part of the Place aux jeunes en région initiative to counter youth exodus and encourage qualified young professionals to migrate and settle in areas outside of Quebec’s large city centres.
Proceeds from the benefit performance will help MWFY to fulfill its mission and offer a variety of services for young, post-secondary students and/or graduates, such as free Discovery Days exploratory weekends, personalized and individual support services and free access to websites and bulletins with local job offers.
Performed to several sold-out venues, this one-night only musical featuring love, laughter and legendary music , will be preformed to an intimate crowd of 200 at the Centre d’Art de Richmond, 1010 Rue Principale, Richmond.
Thanks to the English Language Arts Network’s ACCORD Project, and sponsors Centre d’Art de Richmond, Municipalité du Canton de Melbourne and Toyota Richmond, tickets have been generously underwritten at a cost of $25 adult and $20 student and include a pre-show wine and cheese at 6 p.m. Curtain rises at 7 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased exclusively by contacting Townshippers’ Association at 819-566-5717 or toll free at 1-866-566-5717.
In this fictional musical written by Laura Teasdale, a young Patsy Cline (played by Laura Teasdale) meets Hank Williams (played by Ralph Steiner) just days before his death.