ONE NIGHT ONLY FUNDRAISER FOR ACTOR ROBERT FRIDJHON
In the spirit of ‘Knights of Theatre’ theatre heavyweights Pieter Toerien, Alan Committie and Richard Loring, have joined forces to present a special fundraising performance entitled STARS for a STAR with Alan Committie and Friends on February 12 at Pieter Toerien’s Theatre at Monte Casino.
This ONE NIGHT ONLY show aims to raise funds for on-going therapy for actor/writer Robert Fridjhon, who at the young age of 48, suffered a severe stroke in August 2017. Fridjhon was traveling back from an interview with a newspaper journalist when the stroke struck and managed to pull his car over to the side of the road – a good Samaritan found him and was able to act quickly and get him to a hospital, according to the Pieter Toerien Productions website.
Like most in the entertainment industry, with no medical aid, Fridjhon has had to rely on family and friends to assist. On September 7, fellow thespians generously banded together to present a fundraiser at Daphne Kuhn’s Theatre on the Square and through determination and daily discipline Fridjhon’s recovery has been remarkable but still unable to work, Fridjhon’s ongoing therapy is critical to his full recovery.
To support one of their own, using their talents and resources, the ‘Knights’ have produced an exceptional night of entertainment.
Alan Committie’s show – Planet Mirth – which received 5-Star reviews in Cape Town opened on January 19 at Pieter Toeriens Theatre at Monte Casino and will be adapted to add value to the fund raising evening, which includes the introduction of top SA stars into the programme.
Donated gifts as prizes, an auction in the foyer after the show, and with beverage and wines donated by Fridjhon’s Uncle, internationally acclaimed wine expert, Michael Fridjhon, the evening promises to be one of fun and benevolence in its richest form.
To boost interest and sales, Theatre Benevolent Fund board member Richard Loring, has purchased a block of 100 seats for friends and business colleagues, so it is critical to book early for good seats for this charitable evening of MIRTH.
SHOW: STARS for a STAR with Alan Committie and friends
RUN: ONE NIGHT ONLY
DATE: Monday, 12th February 2018
TIME: 7:30pm (No interval)
TICKET: R200 (No complimentary or discount tickets)
SALES: Computicket or Pieter Toerien Box Office: 011 511 1988
Friends and Pieter Toeriens Theatre at Monte Casino patrons who wish to support but cannot attend will have their donation placed in the Robert Fridjhon fundraiser account as a Phantom Seat. Contact: Pieter Toeriens Theatre at Monte Casino Box Office – Daryl or Geraldine: 011 5111988.
Patron’s donations will be acknowledged and their names and numbers placed in a lucky draw for a fabulous prize!