WaterTower Theatre Announces Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center as Partner for Everything is Wonderful Pay It Forward with Pay-What-You-Can Preview

Addison (TX)… WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, Shane Peterman, announced today that the “Pay It Forward with Pay What You Can” partner for WTT’s upcoming production of Everything is Wonderful will be local non-profit, Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center.

In October 2017, WTT announced the “Pay It Forward with Pay What You Can” initiative in which all proceeds from PWYC previews are donated to various causes and organizations in need. The 2018-2019 Pay It Forward with Pay What You Can performances are sponsored by Holly and Tom Mayer. To date, the program has raised over $8,000 in support of Aberg Center for Literacy, Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, Journey of Hope Grief Support, Gideon’s Feet, Big Thought’s DaVerse Lounge, UNIDOS Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief, and The Alley Theatre. WTT is proud to add Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center to our growing list of PWYC recipients.

“Every 92 seconds someone in this country experiences sexual violence. Here at Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center we are committed to changing this statistic and providing healing support for the survivor and their loved ones,” said Amy Jones, CEO of Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center. “We can’t do this work without the shared commitment from other organizations to shine a light on the trauma of sexual violence and that is why we are so pleased to be the beneficiary of WaterTower Theatre’s “Pay It Forward with Pay-What-You-Canperformance of Everything is Wonderful. Thank you WaterTower Theatre for contributing to this work through such a beautiful performance.”

Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC) provides survivors and their loved ones the resources they need to reclaim their lives. Their staff and trained advocates are available to help those impacted by sexual violence navigate the journey of healing in a safe and confidential environment. Sexual violence doesn’t discriminate. DARCC serves all individuals who have been impacted by sexual violence with respect and compassion. This includes women, men, the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, refugees, and all other survivors of sexual violence. DARCC’s comprehensive program includes counseling, crisis intervention and advocacy for those whose lives have been affected by sexual violence. DARCC is also committed to social change through prevention, education and outreach programs to the community.

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PAY WHAT YOU CAN Preview details:

On the Terry Martin Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre
Everything is Wonderful – Sunday, April 21st, 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:
Pay What You Can performances are donation-based, general admission performances where patrons can pay $1 - $1 million (or more if they prefer).

How/Where to Buy Tickets:
Tickets for Pay What You Can performances will now be available in advance by phone, or in-person.

By Phone: 972.450.6232
Or In-person: WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001
Fax: 972.450.6244 Email: boxoffice@watertowertheatre.org Box Office Hours:

Performance Weeks: Tuesday-Saturday Noon-6 p.m. Closed Sunday-Monday

Non-Performance Weeks: Tuesday-Friday Noon-6 p.m. Closed Saturday-Monday Please note: The Box Office opens one hour before show time on performance days and remains open through intermission if applicable.

About Everything is Wonderful:

Following a tragic car accident that killed her two brothers, Miri, the excommunicated daughter of an Amish family, returns home to find that her parents have taken in the wayward driver of the car. Quickly learning that time has not healed old wounds, Miri struggles with the contradictions of the culture she left behind, while being forced to confront Abram, the young Amish man whose actions drove her away. The past and present collide as the family struggles to reconcile and seek out a new path forward in their faith. Everything is Wonderful brings us face to face with this long-misunderstood community in a striking and intricate examination of the complexity of forgiveness.

About WaterTower Theatre

Founded in 1996, WaterTower Theatre (WTT) is one of Texas' leading professional theatre companies and one of the flagship arts institutions in North Texas, having played an important role as a leader in developing new talent and encouraging the growth of the DFW artistic community through its commitment to hiring local artists. WaterTower Theatre is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, DFW Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine, and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,000 subscribers and serves an audience of over 24,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. WaterTower Theatre relies on its ticket income and generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government organizations to produce world-class live professional theatre and to offer community engagement and arts education programs. WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Town of Addison, The Shubert Foundation, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. WaterTower Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season is also supported, in part, through the generosity of its Producers Circle, including civic, corporate, and foundation donors AMLI Residential, Atmos Energy, FASTSIGNS Carrollton, Frost Bank, ONCOR, Slalom, Veritex Community Bank, Whole Foods, and individual donors Don and Barbara Daseke, The Bob Downs Family, Stan Graner and Jim McBride, Phillip and Janeva Longacre, Tom and Holly Mayer, Kathy Messina and Gary Goodwin, Janiece and Jimmy Niemann, Karol Omlor, Paul and Norma Schultz, Jack and Libby Swindle, Deborah and Craig Sutton, Ron and Donna Whitehead.