Hi Eugene! Theatre Presents Matt & Ben

Hi Eugene! Theatre Productions Presents

Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers’

Matt & Ben

Hi Eugene Portion of Proceeds to be Donated to The American Heart Association
of Greater Orlando in Honor of Recently Passed Orlando Actor Carl Krickmire

After the wild success of its inaugural production, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, Hi Eugene! Theatre Productions is proud to present Mindy Kaling &Brenda Wither’s Matt & Ben.  The show will run at Bay Street Theatre in Eustis, Fla., Aug. 22 to 24, 2014, and at The Venue in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 8 to 9, 2014.

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Written by actress and producer Mindy Kaling – best known for her roles on NBC’s The Office and The Mindy Project – Matt & Bendepicts its Hollywood golden boys – before J-Lo, before Gwyneth, before Project Greenlight, before Oscar and before anyone actually gave a damn. When the screenplay for Good Will Hunting drops mysteriously from the heavens, the boys realize they’re being tested by a higher power.

“This show is really a story of true, ever-lasting friendship,” director Devon Lucia said. “Friends are the family you choose to surround yourself with.  Since moving to Florida, my friends have really been my backbone through some tough times and now I’m pursuing my dream of directing.  I couldn’t do it without them.”

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A portion of proceeds from the Orlando run will go to The American Heart Association of Greater Orlando in honor of recently passed Orlando actor Carl Krickmire.  Krickmire’s most recent performance was in SAK Comedy Lab’s Jekyll n’ Hyde at the Orlando Fringe Festival.  The show was written and directed by Lindsay Taylor, who will play “Matt” in Matt & Ben.

“Carl’s death strongly affected the Central Florida theater community, really bringing people together,” Taylor said. “I’ve put my entire heart into this show for one person.  This is for Carl.”

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About Hi Eugene! Theatre Productions
Created by the Lucia sisters – Devon and Dannon – in 2009 and launched the theatre company in 2013, Hi Eugene! Theatre Productions is a local production company striving to provide community arts and entertainment that have both a heart and a message. Hi Eugene! brings awareness to causes affecting young people today through relevant, poignant and entertaining stage productions. In an effort to raise awareness even offstage, the company hosts fundraising events and charitable outreach programs.  If fundraising goals are met, Hi Eugene! donates 100 percent of a specific night’s profits to a pre-determined charity. To learn more about Hi Eugene!, its mission and upcoming productions or to donate and purchase tickets, visit www.HiEugeneTheatreProductions.com.

Hi Eugene! Theatre Productions Presents

Matt & Ben
Written by Mindy Kaling & Brenda Withers
Directed by Devon D. Lucia

Hi Eugene

August 22 – 24, 2014
8:00 p.m. (Fri. and Sat.)
2:00, 8:00 p.m. (Sun.)

Bay Street Theatre
109 N. Bay St.
Eustis, FL 32726

November 8 – 9, 2014
8:00 p.m. (Fri. and Sat.)
2:00, 7:30 p.m. (Sun.)

The Venue
511 Virginia Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803

Tickets:  $15

Our Company:
“Matt” – Lindsay Taylor
“Ben” – Christina Carmona

Our Team:
Director & Producer – Devon D. Lucia
Assistant Director – Brian Gutierrez
Executive Producer – Dannon Lucia
Graphic Designer – Samantha Sanders
Set Designer and Construction – Adam S. Ressa
Stage Manager – Jordan Irvine

**Matt & Ben has not been authorized or approved in any manner by Matt Damon or Ben Affleck Estate, which have no responsibility for its content. Produced with permission from Samuel French INC

 

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Author: Shelley

When she isn't chasing her chihuahuas, daughter, or cheering for her Hokies you can find Shelley On the Go in the Central Florida Area and on-air at icFlorida!

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