Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show

From Leapin' Louie, Don't miss it!

Dear friends and lovers of laughter,

The 11th annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show is just around the corner! Come on out for an evening of fantastic vaudevillian entertainment, and support this wonderful cause. And please help us pack the house by forwarding this on to your friends in the area.

When: Saturday, May 3, 7:30pm

Where: Da Vinci Middle School Auditorium (2508 NE Everett)

Tickets: RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW, online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/33371, or buy them at the door. Pre-purchased ticket holders will have priority seating. $10-25 adults, $5-10 youth 12 and under.

THE SHOW: The 11th annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit show promises to be a wonder-full evening of laughter for all ages. Live music will accompany clowns, jugglers, comic ninjas, acrobats, and more.

Some of Portland's finest and funniest vaudevillian performers have come together in support of this great cause, including Nanda, Henrik Bothe, Stevie G, Charlie Brown, Zephyr, the Shoehorn VonTap Quartet, Fist of Dishonor, members and affiliates of Do Jump!, members of Kazum, Curt Carlyle, Barnaby King, the Nomadic Theatre Co, and Michael O'Neill of The Other Brothers.

ABOUT CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS (CWB): Clowns Without Borders is an international organization which offers laughter to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis around the world, including refugee camps, conflict zones and territories in situations of emergency. We bring levity and contemporary clown/circus oriented performances and workshops into communities so that they can celebrate together and forget for a moment the tensions that darken their daily lives. In the past year alone, Clowns Without Borders-USA sent expeditions to areas of crisis across the globe including Indonesia, Guatemala, Southern Africa, Haiti, and Egypt. Portland is a hub of active CWB volunteers, and this annual benefit is their main source of funding. We are currently fundraising to send a group of Portland performers to bring shows and workshops to refugee camps in Liberia. Read more about CWB, our mission, and past expeditions at www.clownswithoutborders.org.

If you are unable to attend but would like to support local CWB volunteers in spreading laughter and joy in areas of crisis around the world, you can make a tax-deductible donation online through the Clowns Without Borders-USA web site, www.clownswithoutborders.org. Put "Portland CWB" in the item line.


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