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

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 Grand Gala and Silent Disco

The Wayne Theatre presents The Modern Gentlemen on Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m. The event will also feature The Grand Gala: Where the Stars Align with refreshments, a live auction and silent disco.

July 22: Heifetz on Tour

The Wayne Theatre presents a performance of Heifetz on Tour on Sunday, July 22, at 3 p.m.

July 27: The Quebe Sisters

The Wayne Theatre presents The Quebe Sisters on Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m.

July 29: The Glenn Miller Orchestra 2018

The Wayne Theatre presents the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Sunday, July 29, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40.


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