On Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 7:00pm, Our House presents a special theatrical fundraising event, FROM JAIL TO YALE by Charles Dutton, as part of their 20 Year Celebration of serving disadvantaged male youth. Click here to watch an interview with Charles S. Dutton
The entertaining evening features Actor, Producer, and Writer Charles S. Dutton (“Roc”) performing his critically acclaimed, autobiographical story of his journey from prison in Baltimore, Maryland to Yale University School of Drama and his theatrical, film and television success.
Charles S. Dutton is one of the few actors to earn Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for the same role. He is a veteran of numerous feature films such as “Aliens 3”, “Menace II Society”, “Rudy”, “A Low Down Dirty Shame”, and many more. He starred in and executive produced the Fox comedy/drama “Roc”, produced by HBO.
Charles S. Dutton is donating all proceeds from the evening to benefit Our House and their goal of raising much-needed funds to support their work servicing abused, abandoned, homeless and orphaned male youth, ages 16-20.
“FROM JAIL TO YALE – Serving Time On Stage” - Starring Charles S. Dutton
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Door Open at 6:30pm Performance: 7:00pm
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center
7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, 20910
SUGGESTED MINIMUM DONATIONS:
Anyone unable to attend the fundraiser can support the play by making a donation on the Our House website.
ABOUT OUR HOUSE
Our House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing abused, homeless, orphaned, and abandoned male youth from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., with a chance at success in life. Celebrating 20 years of rehabilitating at-risk young men, the organization works to ensure its trainees become productive, tax-paying members of their communities.
Our House stands out from the myriad programs for at-risk youth because of the holistic and structured approach developed at its inception in 1993. Today, the program is rooted in vocational and academic education including carpentry, organic farming, beekeeping, pottery, woodcrafts, animal husbandry, GED preparedness, computer skills and more—trainees learn life skills that build confidence and self-esteem.
Community service also plays an important role in the Our House experience. One of the core values imparted to every trainee is the value of giving back, and, to date, Our House has contributed more than 19,000 service hours back to the community. They have received countless County, State and Federal Awards for their program including the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Service. To learn more, follow this link: www.our-house.org
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