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2:15 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Performance Network Theatre Hosting Kickoff Weekend

Less than three months after Ann Arbor's Performance Network Theatre closed its doors in the middle of a show, the re-launched company is set to hold a kick-off weekend.  

Credit Performance Network Theatre

The abrupt closure of Performance Network Theatre in May left supporters fearing they were out money and an opportunity to see professional actors close to home. The Theatre's new management team hope they've address many of these concerns and the upcoming kick-off weekend can be a celebration of an exciting season to come.

Executive Director John Manfredi says they're working with the logistics to ensure everyone that purchased tickets before the theatre closed are happy, "Determined to make good on all those people who bought subscriptions for the 14-15 season going forward.  We are honoring these subscriptions.  The show titles are different of course because we're a new company."

The company has already raised more than half of a $62,000 fundraising goal.

The kick-off weekend will include a silent auction and music featuring Naz Edwards on Friday; seven hours of entertainment during the first ever Network Palooza Saturday; and a pancake breakfast Sunday with the lead character in the children's story "If You Give a Pig a Pancake."

The theatre will also host the musical "The Big Bang" by the Williamston Theatre starting August 21st.

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