WATERVILLE — Multiple sold-out performances of Aqua City Actor’s Theatre’s latest production resulted in a $300 donation to the Women’s Initiative. The donation was from the ticket proceeds of their most recent show, “Welfarewell” by Cat Delaney, according to a press release.

ACAT President Evan Sposato explained in the release, “At ACAT, we usually look at community theater as entertainment, but many of our shows, like Cat Delaney’s ‘Welfarewell,’ also highlight more serious social issues. While we’re providing a humorous glimpse at one fictional forgotten member of society, our neighbors, the volunteers at the Women’s Initiative, provide support to some of the very real forgotten members of our community. We are happy to be able to make this donation to the Women’s Initiative and we wish them the best of luck in the new year and beyond.”

“Women’s Initiative is grateful for the kind donation. ‘Welfarewell’ was a great representation of issues so many women are facing today,” said Women’s Initiative Founder Martha Dempski in the release. “I hear many similar stories from women I have met at Women’s Initiative. We will use the money to get a loom so that we can continue to support Women’s Initiative with the great donations of yarn and fibers the community has brought us. We hope to continue to bring a free and safe place for women to come and meet each other for many years to come.”

ACAT’s next show, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” by Edward Albee, opens Friday, March 1, and runs through March 10. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens, and are available at the door, or can be reserved by calling 873-7000, or visit operahouse.org.

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