An invitation from Susan Gallin, a Tony Award Winning Broadway producer and a friend of GHAP and Foundation for the People of Burma….
We would be delighted if you would join us for a performance of Ben Stiller and Edie Falco in the much-anticipated revival of The House of Blue Leaves to benefit the Foundation for the People of Burma.
As some of you know, Suki Sandler and I took part in a truly awe inspiring trip to Myanmar (Burma) in January. The trip was organized by the Foundation for the People of Burma, a nonprofit that does humanitarian work in health, education and community development with people of all ethnic backgrounds and religions.
Burma is a magnificent country with lovely and peaceful people ruled by a repressive dictatorship. What causes me to use the expression “awe inspiring” was the privilege of seeing the work that the founder, Hal Nathan, and FPB’s local community partners, are doing. We saw schools, orphanages and entire villages vastly affected by the help they receive through this organization.
· We saw the sweetest smiles on the faces of the children in an orphanage for HIV-positive children.
· A few of us sang the ABCs with the most precious 4-year-old children in a monastery school that could not operate without FPB’s support.
· We went by boat to meet with people in a village that had been devastated by Cyclone Nargis in 2008. Through local partners, FPB had been amongst the first to get aid to them. Sadly, the junta had blocked large-scale international aid.
A few dollars goes a long way in Burma and makes a tremendous difference. In order to help FPB continue its important work, we are eager to have you join us at this theater party. After the performance, available cast members will join us for an informal visit and Hal will answer questions about FPB’s exciting work in Burma.
The House of Blue Leaves starring Edie Falco and Ben Stiller:
Walter Kerr Theater
219 West 48th Street, NYC
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Ticket Price: $300 ($190 is tax deductible because FPB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.)
Foundation for the People of Burma
225 Bush Street #590
San Francisco, CA 94104
Please write “NYC-Burma TICKETS” in the memo line and enclose your email and phone number so we can contact you with information about ticket pick-up-and our post-performance get-together with available cast members and Hal.
Please RSVP and send check by March 31, 2011 to reserve your seat(s)!
For questions about tickets, please email email@example.com.
We are eager to have you join us but if you can’t attend the Benefit and would like to make a donation that would be greatly appreciated. Please write NYC-Burma on the memo line of your check so we can properly thank you! Or, donate online at https://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?aid=24039
For more information about Foundation for the People of Burma and its health associate, Global Health Access Program, please visit:
www.foundationburma.org and www.ghap.org
Hoping to see you on June 21st!
Susan Gallin Productions, Inc.
180 West 58th Street 4B
New York, New York 10019
212 840 1725