Todd Mountain Theater Project fund-raiser set at Andes Hotel

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Andes — Todd Mountain Theater Project (TMTP) kicks off the season on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend with its annual Auction/Brunch Benefit. This year’s gathering will be held at The Andes Hotel on Sunday, May 24 from 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Each year this event draws supporters of TMTP and those who know they will have a great brunch and an auction that offers amazing values. There will be a lavish spread and the best-ever list of auction items says Artistic Director Suzanne Pred Bass. As he does every year, local Auctioneer Chuck McIntosh will bring his renowned humor and skill to the event.
Highlights of auction items include an incredible week at The Stonebridge Inn in Snowmass/Aspen CO, a catered dinner by TMTP’s gourmet chefs, the best in local art and crafts, great antiques and a yearly favorite, a tour of The Bronx Zoo. Once more the community has been exceedingly generous with donations. Local artists participating include Bob Axelrod, Robin Bruck Tanner, John Hopkins, Margaret Leveson, Inverna Lockpez, Patrice Lorenz, Helene Manzo, Marilyn Silver, Nat Thomas, and Ellen Wong. This year TMTP introduces a new incentive to attendees: spend $250 and brunch is free. There will also be a raffle for a finely crafted mint-condition vintage afghan.
The money raised will go towards this summer’s production of “The Amish Project,” a theatrical tour de force written and performed by Jessica Dickey. The play garnered rave reviews at last year’s NYC Fringe Festival Yahoo! Broadway called Dickey “exquisitely talented” and nytheatre.com spoke of “Dickey’s fabulous performance.” In addition to TMTP’s production, “The Amish Project” will also have a run at the acclaimed Rattlestick Playwrights’ Theater in NYC.
Viewing of auction items will begin at 11a.m., with the auction scheduled to start at 11:30. There will be plenty of time afterwards to browse through Andes and still make the barbecue or family/friends gathering. Children are welcome. You can also bid online at www.tmtp.org. Admission and brunch $20 (cash bar) For reservations 845 586-3057.