The Greensboro Bar Association has secured an opportunity for the Greensboro legal community to honor the late Robert (Bob) Cone. As many of you know, Bob was a lifelong supporter of the Community Theatre of Greensboro (CTG), as well as various social justice and equality initiatives. We are excited to announce that the Executive Board of the Greensboro Bar Association has approved a $2,500 sponsorship for CTG’s upcoming production of Newsies in honor of Bob Cone on Friday, September 21st at 7:30 p.m. at CTG’s Starr Theatre located at 520 South Elm Street. Roane Law has pledged a matching gift of $2,500 in support of the overall goal to raise $10,000 for CTG in honor of Bob. These sponsorships have enabled CTG to reserve the September 21st Newsies production entirely for GBA members and their families.
As we are halfway to our $10,000 goal, we would like to invite the GBA’s individual members and firms to consider $250 and $500 sponsorships of this exciting event. A $250 sponsorship will entitle the individual/firm to 2 tickets to the show and inclusion in the sponsor listing in the show’s program. A $500 sponsorship will yield 4 tickets to the show, inclusion in the sponsor listing in the program, and verbal acknowledgement as a sponsor before the show. Checks should be made out to CTG and can be mailed to the GBA, ATTN: Diane Lowe, Post Office Box 1825, Greensboro, NC 27402.
Please plan to join Greensboro Bar Association members and their families for this important and relevant theatrical event. Newsies is a musical based on a real-life campaign in 1899, when the newsboys of New York – often homeless orphans and street kids – sold the papers and started a strike for better pay that is credited with precipitating wide-reaching child labor reform. Newsies is a call to arms for the exploited and oppressed, urging grassroots action to organize, protest, and agitate for change, and emphasizing the importance of a fearless fourth estate to report injustice and stand as a watchdog for those without a platform or voice. This is exactly the type of plight and resolution that Bob Cone advocated for – finding a voice for the voiceless. We hope you’ll be able to join us.
Sally Cone and her family will be in attendance on September 21st, and they have already expressed their sincere gratitude for the generosity of the Greensboro Bar Association in honoring the life and work of Bob Cone.
We hope to see you at the Theatre to celebrate and inspire.
Immediate Past President
Greensboro Bar Association