screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-3-06-51-pmThe Peekskill Post learned Monday that Entergy, the company that runs Indian Point Energy Center, has provided Paramount Hudson Valley with a grant in the amount of $10,000, to be used for the “2016 Family Friendly Theater Series.”

“We are so excited about the grant and are so grateful to Entergy for their support and friendship,” said Paramount Communications/PR Director Abigail Adams. “They have been a longtime supporter and we cannot say enough about how great they are.”

According to Adams, the grant—dated Nov. 21, 2016—will be used to support programs from both 2016 and 2017.

IMG_7496Upcoming programs for 2017 include:
• “I Have A Dream”— A school and evening performance about the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
• “Native Son”
• “Romeo and Juliet”
• “Golden Dragon Acrobats”
• “Charlotte’s Web”

Programs completed in 2016:
• “The Canada Lee Story” by Hudson Valley Playwright Mona Z. Smith recreates the life of black actor Canada Lee who was blacklisted and died penniless
• “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare
• “Our Town”— Thornton Wilder classic American tale that featured community members from all around the Hudson Valley
• “So Please You”— An original clown show based on the small characters in Shakespeare’s comedies
• “The Tempest” and “The Sword in the Stone”— A family-friendly version of two classics
• “This Wonderful Life”— A staged adaptation of the beloved holiday classic

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