Friends of Storycatchers Theatre have a very special opportunity to support the company and enjoy discounted seats for Ring of Fire on May 1, 2015 at Mercury Theatre Chicago.
The cost of each $30 ticket will support Storycatchers’ Changing Voices Ensemble and can be purchased only through the Storycatchers website here.
Ring of Fire is a musical review of country legend Johnny Cash’s songs, including more than two dozen of his immortal hits, such as “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune. The Mercury production will feature a superb, multi-talented cast, including Kent M. Lewis, Cory Goodrich and Michael Monroe Goodman.
Although Cash was never incarcerated, he performed for inmates all over the US. He never charged for these performances and became a passionate and vocal spokesman for prisoners’ rights. “This is a perfect tie-in to our work,” said Meade Palidofsky, Storycatchers Artistic Director. “The Changing Voices Ensemble is a group of young people who have been released from incarceration. Cash’s work to promote change in America’s approach to incarceration was inspirational.”
Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theatre Chicago, is one of Storycatchers Theatre’s most generous friends. “This is a great way to support Storycatchers. Johnny Cash’s commitment to prison reform through performance and music reflect some of the core values and mission of Storycatchers Theatre,” Stearns said.