Grant allows group to present show at schools

The University of the Incarnate Word’s Extended Run Players has received a $5,000 grant from the Genevieve and Ward Orsinger Foundation to take a show free on the road.

The grant allows the group to take their production of “Memories on review: Tales from WW II” to area high schools free.  This readers’ theatre production consists of memories of the veterans as shared in personal interviews since 2003, music from the WWII era and a slide show of scenes from the war.

High schools that have already reserved a date for the show include Brackenridge, Brennan, Brandeis, Steele, Edgewood, Incarnate Word and Southwest.

Founded in 1996, the Extended Run Players are a group of theatre lovers, ranging from seasoned veterans to stage-struck tyros, all still growing and learning from one another, said Sister Germaine Corbin, the group’s artistic director.

Since 1997, 100 percent of the profits from Extended Run Players productions at UIW are donated to an endowed scholarship for theatre arts majors.

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