Wayne Theatre, AFSP to show “Dead Poets Society” on May 21

Wayne Theatre, AFSP to show “Dead Poets Society” on May 21

PrintThe Wayne Theatre and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are teaming up for Mental Health Awareness Month to present a screening of “Dead Poets Society” on Saturday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center. Admission is Pay What You Will. No advance tickets are required.

The movie starring the late Robin Williams was selected because after Williams’ death in 2014, he became the face of depression and dementia as well as suicide prevention.

La-sociedad-de-los-poetas-muertos“Mental Health Month was designed to raise awareness related to mental health,” said Crystal Graham, the Virginia chapter secretary for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “I approached the Wayne Theatre about hosting a movie night for the community, and they were immediately on board with the idea.”

A health fair and panel discussion will bookmark the screening of the film. The health fair will include Mental Health America Augusta, Valley Community Services Board, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, AFSP and Shenandoah Art Therapy, among others. It will begin at 6 p.m.

The film follows an English teacher who encourages his students to go against the status quo, and as a result, each are changed for life.
A short Q&A and panel discussion related to mental health will follow the film.

The mission of AFSP is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. For more information, visit www.afsp.org/virginia

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


Upcoming Events

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 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 16: Live@TheWayne featuring Blues Soup

Live@TheWayne features Waynesboro’s own Blues Soup on Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.

March 17: Pinkalicious

The Wayne Theatre presents the Virginia Repertory Theatre production of Pinkalicious the Musical on Saturday, March 17, for two shows, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

March 24: Wilson Fairchild

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

April 7: The Grand Gala - Where the Stars Align with jazz vocalist Nicole Henry

The Wayne Theatre presents The Grand Gala: Where the Stars Align on Saturday, April 7.

April 14-15: Anne of Green Gables

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

April 28: Robin and Linda Williams

The Wayne Theatre presents Robin and Linda Williams on Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m.

May 18: The Modern Gentlemen

The Wayne Theatre presents The Modern Gentlemen on Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m.


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