FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 14, 2015 – MARION, IOWA. The Corridor’s newest performing arts venue and production company has chosen the human services non-profit organization Foundation 2 as the recipient of a portion of ticket profits for all nine performances of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.

Foundation 2 is a human services non-profit agency that offers crisis prevention and intervention programs to people of all ages. With services that include a 24-hour crisis hotline, a youth shelter, independent living options for youth, individual and family counseling, support groups, outreach  programs and an after hours food pantry, Giving Tree Theater is humbled and happy to support this vital organization.

The production, Directed by Heather Akers, will mark Giving Tree Theater’s first show, opening January 30, 2015 at 8:00pm, and will perform every Friday and Saturday (8:00pm), and Sunday (2:00pm) through February 15, 2015. The Glass Menagerie is Tennessee Williams’ beautiful poetic masterpiece, anchored by the aging southern belle Amanda Wingfield, who hopes for her son Tom to fulfill her dreams of finding the perfect “gentleman caller” for her shy and damaged daughter Laura. This character-driven story possesses some of the most beautiful imagery and dialogue in classic American stage plays. (PG, Family Drama) The production stars local actors Traci Rezabek as Amanda Wingfield, Hannah Spina as Laura Wingfield, David Schneider as Tom Wingfield, and Kyle Shedeck as Jim, the gentleman caller.

Giving Tree Theater LLC is committed to sharing profits with local human services organizations, as we shine a refreshed spotlight on truly great stories. In addition to The Glass Menagerie, Giving Tree Theater is set to produce Arsenic and Old Lace, The Miracle Worker, and Barefoot in the Park through May 2015, with additional details and titles to be announced soon. Additional information about auditions, ticket availability, and Giving Tree Theater can be found at or

Questions regarding Giving Tree Theater can be directed to:

Richie Akers, Owner & Chief Storyteller
Giving Tree Theater
Cell: (319) 210-8783

Questions regarding Foundation 2 can be directed to:


Elisabeth Kissling

Development/Marketing Director

Foundation 2

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