Hampshire Shakespeare to host benefit for Amherst Cinema Center
June 4, 2002 - Hadley, MA - The June 27 performance of Hampshire Shakespeare Company's production of Measure for Measure will be a benefit for the
Amherst Cinema Center to raise funds for the renovation of the historic building as a regional performing arts facility. Tickets
for the event are $35, and include a catered reception and discussion of the play by New England Renaissance Center director Dr. Arthur
Kinney. The reception and performance will take place in the Company's regular location at the Hartsbrook School at 193 Bay Road
in Hadley, Massachusetts.
The evening's festivities will begin at 6 pm with dancing by the Juggler Meadow Morris Dancers and the Hartsbrook Garland Dancers as
costumed members of the company carry refreshments to the guests. Dr. Kinney will give a brief lecture about the play at 6:30 pm
after which the performance will begin. Tickets for this special event are available by phone, mail or in person at the Amherst
Cinema Center, 30 Amity Street in Amherst, MA 01002 (413-256-1991); or from Amherst Leisure Services, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst MA
01002 (413-256-4065). For additional information, check the HSC web site: www.hampshireshakespeare.org.
The Amherst Cinema Center's mission is to establish and operate a unique, non-profit, performing arts and cinema facility that will
enrich the region as a community center for multicultural arts. It will offer high-quality, affordable entertainment that appeals
to the broad range of interests. It will create spaces and opportunities for a range of community arts - including theater, film,
dance and visual arts - and will provide cultural and educational activities for adults, students and children. Community support
has been extraordinary and is critical in the success of the Center's vision. Hampshire Shakespeare Company is proud to participate
in enabling this vital project to move forward.