The recent run of Arrr! A Very British Pantomime at the Burgdorff Performing Arts Center, produced by Deadgood Events, was a huge success and completely sold out for all five performances.
"We were incredibly luckily to get such a great team together," said Gareth Jones, Deadgood founder and the play's author. "I was completely blown away by the enthusiasm of the cast, the crew, and the audience too. Everybody threw themselves right into the spirit of the whole thing, and it was just such great fun."
Deadgood donated the money raised from the show -- over $3,500 -- to three non-profit organizations:
Rent Party: founded in October 2009 in conjuction with the South Orange Elks, Rent Party is a monthly benefit that supports efforts to fight hunger in Maplewood and South Orange. ($1,260)
Jersey Animal Coalition: an all volunteer local non-profit and no-kill shelter that has rescued and placed over 10,000 stray and abandoned pets since it was founded in 1989. ($1,200).
Heifer International: works to alleviate hunger and poverty worldwide by providing livestock and seedlings so that families can begin to climb out of the poverty trap. Deadgood's donation enables them to give two cows and some seedlings. ($1,060).