February 11: Rosenwald

February 11: Rosenwald

rosenwaldRosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities, will be screened at the Wayne Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m.

The incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during the early part of the 20th century.

Inspired by the Jewish ideals of tzedakah (charity) and tikkunolam (repairing the world) and a deep concern over racial inequality in America, Julius Rosenwald used his wealth to become one of America’s most effective philanthropists.

Because of his modesty, Rosenwald’s philanthropy and social activism are not well known today. He gave away $62 million in his lifetime.

Admission is Pay What You Will.

   

Upcoming Events

Jan. 26: SkateTacular Dreams on Ice

The Wayne Theatre presents SkateTacular Dreams on Ice on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. 

Feb. 2-3: Burt Bacharach Songbook

The Wayne Theatre presents the Burt Bacharach Songbook on Friday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m.

Feb. 9: Velvet Caravan

Velvet Caravan is bringing its unorthodox, high-energy musical stylings to the Wayne Theatre for a show on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

Feb. 16: American Rhapsody-The Gershwin Songbook

The Wayne Theatre presents American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook on Friday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Sister Act: The Musical

The Wayne Theatre is proud to announce the Virginia state premiere of the Broadway hit “Sister Act” – Feb. 22-25 and March 1-4.

March 8: Linda Davis, John Berry and Lenny LeBlanc in The Heart Behind the Music

The Wayne Theatre presents Linda Davis, John Berry and Lenny LeBlanc in The Heart Behind the Music on Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m.

March 9: Richmond Ballet

The Wayne Theatre presents the Richmond Ballet on Friday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.

March 24: Wilson Fairchild

Wilson Fairchild returns to the Wayne Theatre on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. 

April 14-15: Anne of Green Gables

The Wayne Theatre presents Anne of Green Gables, a production of the Wayne Theatre Workshop, on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m.

     

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