October 17, 2012
KINGSPORT - On Thursday, November 15th, 2012 at 7pm, The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts will present a public performance of "Andy and the Beats" an original play by Andy Rogers featuring a brand new Tri-Cities cast!
Public Evening Performance
November 15, 2012, 7pm at the Renaissance Theatre, Kingsport Renaissance Center
$12 General Admission (with $2 from each ticket going directly to JDRF)
"Andy and the Beats" is about acknowledgement, hope, courage, strength, and endurance in a world that doesn't always acknowledge the significance and depth of Type 1 Diabetes.
This show is about Andy, a young seemingly healthy boy, who gets diagnosed with chronic illness known as type 1 diabetes. With the help of the Beats, the magical narrators of this story, Andy learns about the up's and down's of this disease... the hardships that he has to overcome... and the understanding that he is not alone in his fight to cure a complicated disease.
Andy Rogers is a graduate of The University of Tennessee where he attained a B.S. in Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology with a minor in Theatre Arts. He is the creator of "Andy and the Beats," a combined arts and science project turned into type 1 diabetic advocacy platform to educate the community at large about the social of physiological ailments of living with this disease.
Check out a preview of “Andy and the Beats” on Youtube:
Tickets can be purchased at www.EngageKingsport.com
This QR Code can be used to purchase tickets as well:
About the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts:
The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community. It operates a Public Art program, concert and theatrical events, the Carousel Project and a broad range of support to the area’s arts organizations. They work in tandem with a non-profit organization called EngageKingsport.com in order to facilitate their ambitious and broad agenda.
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The Kingsport Renaissance Center is operated by the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts. The Renaissance Center, formerly the John Sevier School, was renovated in 1991 and now stands as one of Kingsport’s most prominent landmarks. The Renaissance Center houses a fully functional 350-seat theatre, a working art gallery, a three-story atrium and a variety of facilities for rent by the public for special functions. In addition to the Kingsport Senior Center, the Renaissance Center is home to several area arts organizations including Symphony of the Mountains, The Kingsport Art Guild, The Kingsport Theatre Guild, and the Suzuki Talent Education Association as well as the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts’ main administrative site. The facility has been used for weddings, receptions and parties, baby showers, business meetings, church groups and more. For information on renting a space for a special function or performance call (423) 392-8414 or visit us at 1200 E. Center Street, Room 224 in beautiful Kingsport, Tennessee.