Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Benefit for a Landmark!

A fairy tale comes to life within the dreaming spires
of the Fourth Universalist Society Landmark


The Princess Bride
directed by Erin Bigelow

Dinner and a Live Theater Performance
October 30 & 31 and November 6 & 7
Dinner:  7PM, Performance: 8PM
(Performance only tickets available)

Fourth Universalist Church*
160 Central Park West at 76th Street
$45 for dinner and performance
$25 for performance only


Proceeds go to improving accessibility at the Fourth Universalist Society landmark!

"The Princess Bride" Dinner Theater Performance is a hilariously classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, engaged to the odious Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war.  It is up to Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) to save her!  On the way he meets a thief and his hired helpers, an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westley's companions in his quest. 

All of Erin Bigelow's productions come together on a zero budget.  She begs, borrows and pleads for favors from industry friends and all actors work for free!  This performance is a benefit to improve accessibility to the Fourth Universalist Building.

*A designated landmark within both the Central Park West-76 Street Historic District and the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District. 

The Fourth Universalist Society church was designed in late English Gothic style by William A. Potter in 1896.  It features a tower modeled after that in Magdalen College at Oxford University in England.  Its interior includes an altar by Louis Comfort Tiffany and a relief sculpture by Augustus St. Gaudens. Fourth Universalist is "one of the few buildings to break from Central Park West's prevailing Classicism.  A rare archaeological design in English Perpendicular Gothic," according to architect and historian Robert A. M. Stern (author of New York 1900).

For more information, go to 4thu.org or call (212) 595-1658.

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