Come be part of a night improvised theatre at the Pike Place Market Theater! Scott, and the other improvisors will take audience suggestions and turn them into a night of hilarity. All ticket sales will go to benefit the Choroidermia Research Foundation. Among the tens of thousands of runners in Seattle's Rock and Roll Marathon on Saturday June 23, participants and supporters will be able to see improv comedian EJ Scott. He will be the runner wearing a blindfold. Unexpected Productions' audience members will be able to see him perform at the Market Theater in Comedy for a Cure, Thursday, June 21, at 8:30.
"We are very excited to be working with EJ and to host Comedy for a Cure. The improv community, around the globe, is like a family. We help each other out when we can." explained Unexpected Productions' Artistic Director, Randy Dixon.
"Our improv artists are volunteering their time and talent to support EJ and Choroidermia Research Foundation. It will be a fun evening filled with surprises, and I am sure the audience will enjoy the show. Like all of Unexpected Productions' shows, it will be one of a kind," said Dixon.
A regular performer at improv theaters around the county, Scott suffers from Choroidermia (CHM), a genetic eye disorder that causes progressive vision loss. The genetic disorder-his younger brother, Kevin, and their nephew, Liam, also suffer from CHM-occurs mostly in males and affects an estimated one in 50,000 people.
Today, his diminished vision-"like looking through two paper towel rolls"-keeps him using a cane and wearing glasses. EJ has found great strength in fundraising for a cure. As of now there is no treatment and this being a hereditary disease. We try to spread awareness of Choroideremia, but raising funds is difficult because of its rarity. We have found that the crazier the stunt the better, and EJ is currently endeavoring to run 12 marathons in 2012 all blindfolded as the sun is so damaging to his eyes. It is this active role in finding a cure that keeps EJ positive," said Deborah Ann Woll, EJ's longtime girlfriend and actress in the HBO series, "True Blood."
EJ as set an incredible goal for 2012. Twelve marathons, in Twelve months, in twelve different cities, in two thousand and twelve. His fundraising goal? Twelve thousand dollars per marathon for a total goal of $144,000. Unexpected Productions' is honored to assist him in this endeavor by hosting Comedy for the Cure.
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1428 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101