A day at the theatre for FHR Virginia

Published 06/12/2012


Studio 35 field trip provides an afternoon of entertainment, imagination, and fun

Arlington, VA – June 12, 2012 – It was no ordinary Sunday for members of Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. (FHR). On this particular day, their imaginations soared as they shared the valuable experience of watching live theatre at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre.

Joseph Robinette adapted E.B. White’s story, Charlotte’s Web, for this production. Members from various FHR programs had the opportunity to experience such a performance thanks to Encore Stage and Studio. “This is the second year in a row that Encore Stage and Studio generously donated tickets to FHR,” says Mental Health Counselor Sarah James. “It was a wonderful afternoon and a great experience for everyone.”

Staff members agree that persons served thoroughly enjoyed Charlotte’s Web as well. “It’s a very fun show,” James explains. “Everyone kept commenting on the special effects like the lighting, props, background, and sounds.”

“This was a great opportunity for members in FHR's different programs to come together and enjoy the arts,” says ICRT Program Director Julie Branch.

While appreciating the beauty of a live performance, staff members utilized this opportunity to introduce Studio 35, FHR’s diverse healing arts recovery program. “Everyone who attended the show definitely gained an appreciation for the performing arts,” says James. “They loved the dancing scenes and talked about how hard it must have been to memorize all of the lines.”

FHR Virginia extends their appreciation to Encore Stage and Studio for making this event possible. “Community support provides our members with opportunities they may not otherwise have,” says Regional Director Larry Ferguson. “We’re very grateful for their support and contributions.”

For more information about Studio 35 in Virginia, please contact Regional Director Larry Ferguson at 703-979-5077.