Clarice Tinsley's Hometown Hero this week is a teenager putting on a Broadway musical in DeSoto for charity.
Sixteen-year-old Benjamin Wright is a student at the Canterbury Episcopal School of DeSoto and he loves theatre. He also thinks teens should challenge themselves to do hard things so he decided to produce the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Godspell, which tells the story of the Book of Matthew.
He first needed $3,000 to pay for the royalties. Members of his church community answered his call. Then he asked his friends and schoolmates to participate. The cast ranges in ages from 12 to 19.
By the time the play takes the stage, Wright hopes to have all expenses paid for so that 100 percent of all ticket sales go to charity. He wants to raise $8,000 to give to Episcopal Relief and Development, which will build a water well and create a food source in a developing country.
The last three performances of Godspell will be July 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. and July 29 at 3 p.m. Tickets are only $10. To make a reservation or donation, call 469-297-3920 or visit www.godspell2012.eventbrite.com.
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