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Lake George Dinner Theatre boosts local charity

'Love List’ charms audience

Mystery woman Justine (Rachel Cornish) gets intimate with Bill (Jarel Davidow) in the romantic comedy “The Love List,” now playing at the Lake George Dinner Theatre, which held a benefit performance July 27 for North Country Ministry.

Mystery woman Justine (Rachel Cornish) gets intimate with Bill (Jarel Davidow) in the romantic comedy “The Love List,” now playing at the Lake George Dinner Theatre, which held a benefit performance July 27 for North Country Ministry. Photo provided

— A performance last week of a romantic comedy will be aiding the work of an agency in helping families of northern Warren County facing hardships.

July 27, the Lake George Dinner Theatre hosted a benefit showing of The Love List to raise money for North Country Ministry. The Dinner Theatre hosted about 50 people affiliated with the agency at the dinner performance of the play, and has pledged to donate nearly $500 to the organization.

Before the show, Dinner Theatre Producer Terry Rabine told the audience that 2012 is the theater’s second year of hosting a benefit for the agency, and that he hopes that other organizations will partner with him in the future with an objective of aiding other vital human service efforts.

“We’re very proud and grateful that we’re able to reach out to the community and help organizations like North Country Ministry in their mission,” he said.

North Country Ministry director Jill Harrington said the donation was much appreciated, as the agency serves about 1,000 individuals and families each month with emergency services, clothing, furniture and other necessities.

“We both appreciate and enjoy our evenings at the Lake George Dinner Theatre. It gives us an opportunity to raise needed funds, socialize with our membership and enjoy the dinner and show,” she said.

Through October, the Lake George Dinner Theatre is presenting Norm Foster’s comedy The Love List in nightly dinner shows Wednesday through Saturday, plus matinees Tuesday through Thursday until November.

Foster’s play follows Bill and Leon who fill out a matchmaking list of the ten qualities they desire in a female companion. When a woman possessing all of the qualities on the list appears at Bill’s door and seems to know his deepest secrets, the men are off on a hysterical mission to figure out who she is.

Rabine said that so far this summer, audiences have received the show with enthusiasm.

“Our audiences have been debating during intermission whether the mystery woman was real or not. That’s a response that we didn’t expect and we’re having a ball keeping them in the dark until the play’s conclusion,” he said.

Tickets for The Love List are available at: www.lakegeorgedinnertheatre.com or the LGDT box office at 668-5762 ext. 411.

Those who wish to contribute to North Country Ministry may call the agency at (518) 251- 4460.

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