Coraline For A Cure

Tue Jan 4, 2011
SF Playhouse
6pm - 10pm
$60 - $80
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A Benefit for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Tuesday, January 4, 6:00p - 10:00p
6:00p - Pre Show Mingling, Hors D'oeuvres, and Silent Auction
7:00p - 90 minute Performance of the SF Playhouse's West Coast Premire of "Coraline"
8:30p - The party continues with Desserts, Drinks and Silent Auction

Current Prizes and Auction Items
1 Month Membership at Crunch Fitness w/ a Personal Training Session
2 Hour Private Party for 10 People at Benefit on Chestnut
2 GoCar Tours of San Francisco
Gift Certificate to Hotel Rex in San Francisco
$10 gift card to Sephora
2 General Admission Tickets to Aquariam of the Bay
2 Tickets to Magic Theatre
2 Tickets to Marin Theatre Company
VIP Tour of ABC Studios
1 Dozen Suziecakes Cupcakes

The SF Playhouse's West Coast Premiere of "Coraline."
Based on Neil Gaiman's novel "Coraline." Book by David Greenspan. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Merrit. Directed by SF Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English. Featuring Matt Vuolo's Scenic Design.
Description: Poor bored Coraline. She's left to rattle 'round her perpetually distracted, workaholic parents' house all by her lonesome. But late one night, her dreams of a better reality come true as she opens a big, carved, wooden door at the far end of the drawing room and passes into a perfect replica of her own world. When she's greeted there by a vastly loving Other Mother and a kindly Other Father, she's thrilled! But as the rats start to creep from the floorboards, and the way home becomes increasingly unclear, Coraline begins to suspect that, perhaps, all is not as perfect as it seems...

Team Searfuolo (get it?) is Matt Vuolo and Erin Searfus. Matt’s busy working on his Master’s thesis focusing on furniture design. He’s been designing sets for local theaters. Erin’s wrapping up her bachelor’s degree in theatre stage management at SF State and has been working alongside renowned artists at theaters across the bay area. This winter they’re doing even more. They’re training for the Lavaman Triathlon with Team in Training (TNT) and have committed to raise $10,000 dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Both Matt & Erin have worked at the SF Playhouse in various capacities over the past few years. Erin's main gig is stage management while Matt is a set design (his design is featued in Coraline!) Matt & Erin consider the SF Playhouse their second home and it's staff their second family. They are thrilled to be putting on this fundraiser which combines their two favorite things: Team in Training & Theatre. All our thanks goes out to Bill, Susi & Sam for their unwavering support and encouragement.

-- Leukemia is the #1 cancer killer of children under the age of 20.
-- During the span of the evening of "Coraline for a Cure," about four hours, 75 people will get diagnosed with a blood cancer and 24 will die.
-- Research funded directly by LLS has turned the survival rate of patients from 4% in 1975 to 81% today.
-- Team in Training has raised over 1 billion dollars since 1988 for blood cancer research.

50% of the $60 ticket will be donated directly to LLS
$60 tickets includes:
- Pre Show Party with hors d'oeuvres beginning at 6:00p
- General Admission to the 7:00p performance of SF Playhouse's West Coast Premiere of "Coraline"
- Post Show Party with desserts & drinks



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