LOBBY HERO Thursday, August 4, performance "pay-what-you-can" at the door for Ukrainian Children's Relief

The Elite Theatre Company will donate all proceeds from the August 4 Thursday evening performance of LOBBY HERO by Kenneth Lonergan to UNICEF for their work to help children affected by the war in Ukraine. Tickets purchased at the door will be priced “pay-what-you-can.”


“We have been devastated by what’s happening in Ukraine and children are always the most innocent victims of war,” said Artistic Director Angela DeCicco. “We all felt we couldn’t not do something. The decision to donate all ticket sales from our special Thursday night performances to UNICEF was an easy one. We hope you’ll agree and join us on one – or more – of these nights.”


UNICEF states that the outflux of people – mostly children and women – fleeing the violence in Ukraine dwarfs all other refugee crises of recent years in terms of scale and speed. As of March 24, more than four million people, including 1.8 million children, has crossed into Poland, Romania, Moldova, Slovakia, Hungary and other neighboring countries.



NOTE: The Elite Theatre Company, in consultation with other theatrical companies and performance venues in southern California, is adjusting its precautionary policies regarding the ongoing pandemic. To gain entrance to The Elite, all artists, audiences, and staff are required to present a photo ID plus proof of vaccination and booster against COVID-19 or an officially administered negative COVID-19 test (taken within the previous 72 hours). Audience members may choose to wear masks; all volunteer staff and crew at The Elite will continue to wear masks for the protection of our audiences, staff, and artists; this policy shall remain in effect until further notice.


Lobby Hero is presented with the approval of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.