The Front Porch play in La Mesa, proceeds go to cancer and AIDS patients
Ginger Jeffries was live with Playwright/Director George Bailey and M.G. Perez, Founder of San Diego Theatre Connection, to talk about The Front Porch: A New Play.
The Front Porch – A New Play is a special event in our 80th season. Our 81st season to be announced shortly. Lamplighters Community Theatre is located in the La Mesa Village Station Center at the corner of Severin Drive and Amaya Drive. There is plenty of free parking in the shopping center lot.
Lamplighters Community Theatre is a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Founded in June of 1937 as The La Mesa Little Theatre and incorporated as The Lamplighters Community Theatre on November 1, 1976, the theatre has now had continuous productions in La Mesa for 80 years. Serving the La Mesa and surrounding communities, Lamplighters produces six season productions a year. Between the regular season productions, we also support special events, one-act shows, and our theater space is available for rent.
About The Front Porch – A New Play:
In the fall of 1967, Clara, a white widow, stubbornly refuses her daughter’s insistence she move from her home in Baltimore where she’s lived for 30 years; due to increasing racial tensions in the country and because her new neighbors are black. Although she’s a bit apprehensive about them at first, in time, she eventually develops a warm relationship. When Dr. Martin Luther King is assassinated in the spring of 1968, tensions explode throughout the city and both families are caught in the middle of a race riot. Through their shared experiences; they come to appreciate and value their neighborhood and community, confront their fears and prejudices and become true friends.
Lamplighters Community Theatre is a proud member of the San Diego Theatre Connection which promotes quality entertainment and raises awareness and donations for nonprofit community organizations. During the run of this show, we are partnered with Mama’s Kitchen which delivers almost 350,000 meals a year to families living with chronic and terminal diagnosis involving HIV/AIDS and cancer. Audience members can purchase fresh baked cookies at each performance with all proceeds benefiting Mama’s Kitchen and its programs. Financial donations are also accepted.