FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 25, 2019
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GEICO Foundation Supports Publick Playhouse
Free Matinees for Prince George’s County Youth
Riverdale, MD – The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County continues its partnership with GEICO to fund free performances to underserved youth in Prince George’s County.
The Publick Playhouse is pleased to present the GEICO Gecko Series, a series of midweek matinees for youth generously supported by a $30,000 grant donation from the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation. Gecko Series matinees are free to qualifying Title 1 schools in the county, giving students the opportunity to experience outstanding performances and the magic of live theatre.
GEICO executives will present the grant donation at the Publick Playhouse (5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, MD 20784) on Tuesday, April 30 at 10 AM. On this day, The GEICO Gecko Series will feature Stuart Little with a mix of child-size puppets with live actors to work theatrical magic.
The Publick Playhouse is owned and operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation. The Department of Parks and Recreation acquired and began restoration of the Playhouse in 1975. The Playhouse serves as a venue for the performing arts, concerts, dance, theater, community events and is one of the two surviving Art Deco theatres in Prince George’s County.