‘Bird on a Wire’ will fund toilets for girl children in government schools from the proceeds of its shows today and tomorrow
Interaction between art and currency may not always be defined by commercialism. In charity, art bridges the gap between means and ends, even while finding a gratifying expression for itself.
Aiming for such fulfilment is city-based amateur theatre group ‘Bird on a Wire’, which will stage Simon Williams’ hugely-successful Broadway comedy Nobody is Perfect. Proceeds from the group’s shows in the city on Friday and Saturday will go towards funding toilets for girls in government schools.
“This event will be in support of the drive by the Freemasons Club of the twin cities, and Rotary Trust. We shall donate the proceeds from the show to them, and they will employ the funds in construction of toilets,” explained Vivek Vepa, the head of the group and director of the show.
The play First Things First raised funds to the tune of Rs. 7 lakh for providing drinking water facilities to eight Fluorosis-affected villages of Nalgonda district. “We are also looking at corporate sponsorship for our project of toilets for girls. A few companies have promised that they will donate matching amounts of what we can generate from their employees,” said Mr. Vepa.
To be held at the NIFT campus auditorium in Madhapur, the two-hour show will begin at 7.30 p.m. on both days. While general tickets for the show are priced at Rs. 250 each, they are available for students at Rs.150 each. For more information, contact Mr. Vepa at 9949046464.