Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Madhatters Present Aristocats at Ivoryton


The Madhatters Theatre Company is back at the Ivoryton Playhouse with the Disney favorite, The Aristocats. 

This year, proceeds from the concession stand will support Team Avery.

Four year old Old Saybrook resident Avery Rose Leopoldino suffers from CDKL5, a rare genetic mutation that mostly affects girls because it is located on the X chromosome. About 400 people around the world are diagnosed with this disease and Avery is the only one in Connecticut to have it. Because of these miniscule numbers, little is known in the medical community about CDKL5.

Avery attends Goodwin School but currently suffers with up to six seizures a day and cannot walk, talk or hold her head up. She is also visually impaired, cannot use her hands and suffers from gastrointestinal issues. 

Avery’s parents Mark and Kristen donate all funds raised to CDKL5 organizations and want to raise public awareness of this rare disorder. Avery’s father Mark is the manager of Bill’s Seafood Restaurant in Westbrook.

Performances are Friday, May 18 at 7p m, Saturday, May 19 at 2 and 7 pm and Sunday, May 20 at 2 pm. Tickets: $15 adults and $8 children 12 and under. The Playhouse also will also donate $1 for each admission if you let them know at time of purchase. For tickets call 860-395-1861.

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