Local News: Alley Theatre & Operation Uplink

Posted by: Staffon 2006/3/2 11:20:00 1938 reads Alley Theatre Teams Up With VFW’s Operation Uplink During Journey’s End

The Alley Theatre’s is teaming up with the innovative program, VFW’s Operation Uplink to help connect military personnel and hospitalized veterans to their loved ones. Operation Uplink is a unique program that keeps military personnel and hospitalized veterans in touch with their families and loved ones by providing them...


with a free phone card. Operation Uplink purchases phone cards and distributes them to servicemen and women who are separated from those they care about.

The Alley will collect $5 per full price ticket purchased for the 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 18 performance of Journey’s End for Operation Uplink.

R.C. Sheriff’s Journey’s End is set during the last great German offensive of the war and concerns a group of British soldiers, showing the effects battle has on them—physically, mentally and spiritually—and celebrates the resilience of the human heart even during the most extreme of circumstances. Alley Artistic Director Gregory Boyd, who recently directed a production of Journey’s End which was described as “…finely calibrated” and “haunting” by Variety, will direct this production.

WHEN:
Saturday, March 18, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Alley Theatre
Hubbard Stage
615 Texas Avenue

TICKETS:
The Journey’s End Operation Uplink offer is valid for full price tickets purchased for the Saturday, March 18 matinee performance. Tickets for the matinee range from $36 to $55. All tickets can be purchased at www.alleytheatre.org, at the Alley Theatre Box Office, 615 Texas Ave, or by phone at 713/228-8421.

The added convenience of reservations by phone or Internet is available for a nominal fee. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets at a discounted rate by calling 713/228-9341, ext. 346.

For more information about Operation Uplink visit www.operationuplink.org