Arena Stage will be hosting a complimentary Thanksgiving dinner and an evening of theater for America’s veterans and their families on Friday, November 25th, the company announced yesterday.
The night out will be open to “wounded warriors, service men and women, and military families with deployed service members,” according to the press release. Arena is making arrangements for the invitations through the Warrior Transition Units of each branch of the military, and anticipates that about two hundred sixty guests will be attending.
“The United States military is a volunteer service, and we are living in a world where we all need to be thankful for those who volunteer to be in the armed forces,” Arena Stage Managing Director Edgar Dobie said. “Providing this evening for service men and women and their families is the least we can do for the huge sacrifices they make for us.”
In addition to the dinner, the invited guests will have a choice of watching the Shakespeare-related thriller, Equivocation, or the Amy Freed comedy You, Nero, both of which will be playing at the Mead Center on the 25th.
The dinner, which will be prepared by Ridgewells Catering, begins at 5 p.m. at the Mead Center and is sponsored in part by Ridgewells Catering and by the United Services Automobile Association.
If you or your organization are interested in supporting this event, sponsorships start at $2500, and can be discussed with Arena Stage Chief Development Officer Danielle St. Germain-Gordon at 202-600-4029 or you may email her here.