Monday, October 10, 2011

Storytelling Benefit Event for Homeless Children's Education Fund


Today's date: October 7, 2011

Randy Kirk

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces An Education: True Stories of Unusual Lessons Learned - a storytelling benefit event

Monday, October 17th, 2011, 7:00pm

Cabaret at Theater Square

655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

PITTSBURGH…The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce a Monday evening storytelling performance entitled, An Education: True Stories of Unusual Lessons Learned, to benefit and raise awareness of Homeless Children's Education Fund

This engaging, entertaining evening of live, first-person storytelling (in the style of New York's The Moth and Pittsburgh's own For Real, For Real), features a diverse group of individuals stepping onstage to recount their true-to-life experiences related to the evening's theme of “unusual lessons learned.”

The program will run the gamut from hilarious to poignant to heart-wrenching, and will feature real stories of revelation, edification, and mortification, in settings ranging from academia to the school of hard knocks. It's memoir meets monologue, with a dash of stand-up comedy.

Moreover, this event is part of Pittsburgh's first-ever Homeless Children's Awareness Week (October 15-23), organized by Homeless Children's Education Fund. In addition to raising awareness of HCEF's efforts on behalf of homeless youth in Allegheny County, all proceeds will from this event will benefit HCEF's Outreach Team.

Doors to the Backstage Bar will open at 5:30PM. Seating and dinner/tapas service (optional, see below) is at 6:00PM. Storytelling to begin at 7:00PM.

Admission is $10.00 at the door, or advance tickets are available by calling 412.562.0154.

For more information on HCEF and Homeless Children's Awareness Week, visit


Dine at the Cabaret! You can enjoy dinner, drinks & dessert right at your theater table. Your ticket is also your dinner reservation - simply arrive early enough for our service staff to take care of you before the show begins. The doors to the theater will open at approximately 6:00PM for seating and service, so plan to arrive between 6:00-6:30PM for the most attentive dinner service, or closer to curtain for drinks.

Contact Randy Kirk at 412-325-6766, or for more information or hi-res pictures.

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