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VICARE Presents 'Unmasked' at CCT

July 1, 2008 – Virgin Islands Community AIDS Resource and Education Inc. presents an original theatre project, "Unmasked," to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS.
The play, written and directed by Iris Pressley-Hall, will premiere at 8 p.m., on Saturday, July 12, at the Caribbean Community Theatre in Estate Orange Grove. A second performance is scheduled for 3 p.m., on Sunday, July 13. A question and answer session will follow each performance to enhance the audience's knowledge of HIV/AIDS.
"This is an exciting and innovative way to bring messages about HIV/AIDS to our community" commented Bruce Smail, CEO of VICARE. "We are looking forward to this theatre piece, which has been written and directed by one of VICARE's own staff members."
The cast includes: Lionel Downer, Adrian Edwards, Michele Green, Luz Maldonado, Ester Williams, Ryan Nugent and Jai Raphael.
The opening night performance will be followed by a reception in the theatre's courtyard. Food and beverages will be served and a cash bar will be available. Tickets for the July 12th performance are $30. Tickets for the matinee performance on Sunday are $20. All ticket proceeds will benefit VICARE. Advance tickets can be purchased at VICARE, Gallows Bay Hardware, The Palms of Pelican Cove, Sandcastle on the Beach, Sonya Ltd. and Villa Morales.
"The intent of this production is to shed light on some of the lives that have been touched by HIV/AIDS. The characters in this piece are fictitious; however, they reflect some of the different types of people that have contracted HIV. It is this writer's hope that in these characters the audience sees a family member or a friend…that seeing someone that they love or may have lost to AIDS will awaken their compassion and ignite their humanness. We are all connected in this fight against AIDS. We must all educate ourselves about HIV/AIDS. We must all stay safe and help end the stigma that people living with HIV/AIDS face everyday. Love never fails," said Pressley-Hall.

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July 1, 2008 - Virgin Islands Community AIDS Resource and Education Inc. presents an original theatre project, "Unmasked," to increase awareness about HIV/AIDS.
The play, written and directed by Iris Pressley-Hall, will premiere at 8 p.m., on Saturday, July 12, at the Caribbean Community Theatre in Estate Orange Grove. A second performance is scheduled for 3 p.m., on Sunday, July 13. A question and answer session will follow each performance to enhance the audience's knowledge of HIV/AIDS.
"This is an exciting and innovative way to bring messages about HIV/AIDS to our community" commented Bruce Smail, CEO of VICARE. "We are looking forward to this theatre piece, which has been written and directed by one of VICARE's own staff members."
The cast includes: Lionel Downer, Adrian Edwards, Michele Green, Luz Maldonado, Ester Williams, Ryan Nugent and Jai Raphael.
The opening night performance will be followed by a reception in the theatre's courtyard. Food and beverages will be served and a cash bar will be available. Tickets for the July 12th performance are $30. Tickets for the matinee performance on Sunday are $20. All ticket proceeds will benefit VICARE. Advance tickets can be purchased at VICARE, Gallows Bay Hardware, The Palms of Pelican Cove, Sandcastle on the Beach, Sonya Ltd. and Villa Morales.
"The intent of this production is to shed light on some of the lives that have been touched by HIV/AIDS. The characters in this piece are fictitious; however, they reflect some of the different types of people that have contracted HIV. It is this writer's hope that in these characters the audience sees a family member or a friend…that seeing someone that they love or may have lost to AIDS will awaken their compassion and ignite their humanness. We are all connected in this fight against AIDS. We must all educate ourselves about HIV/AIDS. We must all stay safe and help end the stigma that people living with HIV/AIDS face everyday. Love never fails," said Pressley-Hall.