West Bend Theatre Company donates proceeds to United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund

Published on November 24th, 2020

From left, Kristin Brandner, executive director United Way of Washington County; Nicholas Dettmann (West Bend Theatre Company board of directors member); Megan Bell (West Bend Theatre Company board of directors member).

The West Bend Theatre Company donated $300 to the United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund as a result of funds raised from show “An Act of God,” which was staged at The Bend in September.

“We are excited to donate proceeds raised from ‘An Act of God’ in September to the United Way’s COVID-19 Relief Fund,” said Nicholas Dettmann, West Bend Theatre Company board member. “We know the money raised and donated will go toward the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. It’ll help front-line workers as well as others impacted by this disease.

“We thank all who attended the show and/or donated to the cause.”

Kristin Brandner, executive director for the United Way of Washington County, said the donation is a big help toward helping those in need in Washington County.

“An Act of God” by David Javerbaum had a significant connection to COVID-19.

One of the show’s cast members, Mack Bates, is a COVID-19 survivor. He was hospitalized for several days with the disease. In addition, Adam Schlesinger, who wrote the closing song, “I Have Faith in You,” died from complications of COVID-19 in April. He was 52.

Founded in 2010, incorporated in 2017, the West Bend Theatre Company is a non-profit theater entity presenting live theater, camps, workshops and special events.

For more information about the West Bend Theatre Company, as well as upcoming shows, visit our website: www.wbtheatreco.com. Be sure to also follow us on Facebook (@wbtheatreco), Twitter (@WBTheatreCo) and Instagram (@westbendtheatrecompany).

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