LAKE PLACID - Lake Placid Center for the Arts will host "Give 'til it Hurts," a musical variety show to benefit Pendragon Theatre's Kent Streed, who recently suffered an aneurysm.
The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
Tickets are "Pay What You Can" (suggested donation is $20). Tickets are available by calling the LPCA at 518-523-2512.
Kent Streed plays Badger in Pendragon Theatre’s “Wind in the Willows.”
Matt Sorensen and Phil Greenland are the event organizers and hosts, with various acts and well wishes (along with some friendly roasting) from our large local community of performers, which include: Kim Andresen, Lyle Baillargeon, Jason Brill, George and Liz Cordes, Leslie Dame, Lonnie Ford, Joey Izzo and Lucky Cerruti, Sarah LaDuke, Burdette Parks, Stu Ruttan, Laura-Jean Schwartau, Kimberly Weems, Fran Yardley, Pendragon Theatre, Lake Placid High School Music Theatre, Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre, Community Theatre Players and more.
Streed is the resident designer and box office manager, as well as an actor and director at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake.
He has also designed and directed countless productions for Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake High Schools.
He has taught at North Country Community College and he works part time at Major Plowshares.
On Wednesday, May 9, during a rehearsal for Pendragon's "Pinocchio" (he plays Gepetto), Streed suddenly fell ill.
When he was taken to the emergency room at Adirondack Medical Center, he was immediately flown via Life Flight to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt. Once there, tests revealed that he had experienced an aneurysm, and he spent a week at Fletcher Allen under observation.
He is now on the mend and this benefit will help with his medical bills.
To reserve tickets or for more information, contact the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 518-523-2512.