Laugh Your (Body Part) Off at “Villain: Deblanks” Benefit for St. Jude – This Sunday
Rick Miramontez / Andy Snyder
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAUGH YOUR (BODY PART) OFF AT
BENEFIT FOR ST. JUDE
BETH LEAVEL, MARC KUDISCH, BRENDA BRAXTON,
JORDAN ROTH & THE SKIVVIES
SUNDAY, MAY 17TH AT 7:00 P.M.
AT JOE'S PUB
New York, NY (May 14, 2015) – (VERB) until your sides hurt on Sunday, May 17th at Joe's Pub, where Villain: DeBlanks will be performed to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Written by Billy Mitchell, Villain: DeBlanks is an uproarious fundraiser where the cast says words you put in their mouths! The audience provides nouns, adjectives, desserts and body parts, and the actors provide the laughs — uncensored and unrehearsed — as they enact the story of Philip DeBlanks’ untimely demise.
Starring Tony-winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf), Tony Nominees Marc Kudisch (Hand to God) and Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe’s, Chicago), Jordan Roth (President of Jujamcyn Theaters), and People magazine's “Most Playful Performers” The Skivvies (Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley), this is an unmissable one-night-only event with 100% ticket proceeds benefiting St. Jude.
Villain: DeBlanks benefit for St. Jude will play Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St., NYC) on Sunday, May 17. Doors: 6pm, Show: 7pm. Cover charge is $28.00-$38.00 and there is a $12 food and beverage minimum. To purchase tickets, visit: http://villaindeblanks.com/StJude
For more information on the show, visit: villaindeblanks.com
What does each ticket sale do? Every $38 ticket purchased will pay for one family’s meals for a day. Three tickets will cover the cost of two patients’ platelet count tests. If the event sells out, we will make enough to pay for 7 days of vital chemotherapy treatment.
Presented in association with La Vie Productions/R.Erin Craig.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.