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Target® sponsors 2 for 1 Tickets for Charlotte's Web
November 30, 2011 – January 29, 2012
November 15, 2011

(Philadelphia, PA) Arden Theatre Company offers 2 for 1 tickets to Charlotte’s Web, thanks to Target. Adapted from the book by E.B. White, the play is by Joseph Robinette and directed by Whit MacLaughlin. Best enjoyed by families with children ages 5 and older, Charlotte’s Web will be on stage November 30, 2011 – January 29, 2012

The following performances are part of the Target 2 for 1 Family Series:
Fridays at 7pm: December 2, 9, 16, 23 and January 6, 20, 27
Plus: Saturday, December 3 at 12pm; Sunday, December 4 at 12pm and 4pm;
Friday, December 23 at 12pm; Saturday, December 24 at 12pm

Target 2 for 1 Tickets are just $8-$16 each (standard prices $16-$32). Tickets can be ordered online at www.ardentheatre.org, by calling 215.922.1122, or by visiting the Box Office at 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106. There is a limit of four discounted orders (8 tickets) per transaction, available while supplies last.

Since Target began sponsoring the 2 for 1 series in 2007, the Arden has provided over 16,000 tickets to families at a 50% discount. This grant is part of ongoing efforts by Target to provide access to the arts and to strengthen families and communities throughout the country. Since opening its doors, Target has given 5 percent of its income to organizations that support education, the arts, social services and volunteerism. Today that translates to more than $3 million every week.

“At Target, our local grants are making a difference in the communities we serve,” said Laysha Ward, vice president, community relations, Target. “We’re proud to partner with Arden Theatre Company as part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where our guests and team members live and work.” Target commitment to the Arden will continue through the 2011/12 Season with both Charlotte’s Web and Robin Hood.

About Charlotte’s Web
Join the Arden for the heart-warming story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider. Wilbur, Charlotte and their barnyard friends have never been more delightful than in this wonderful tribute to one of the greatest stories for children ever written.

Following every performance of Charlotte’s Web, children participate in a post-show question and answer session with the cast, and then have an opportunity to meet the actors in the lobby. All children also receive a free commemorative show poster to take home.

The Arden is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices and large-print programs at every performance. Reservations are required for accessible seating and may be made by calling the Arden’s Box Office at 215.922.1122. ASL interpreted performances, signed by Hands UP Productions, will be held Friday, January 13 at 10am and Saturday, January 14 at 4pm.

PRODUCTION SPONSOR:
PECO

ARDEN CHILDREN'S THEATRE SEASON SPONSOR:
Comcast and Sprout


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About Target
Minneapolis-based Target serves guests at more than 1,600 stores in 47 states nationwide by delivering today’s best retail trends at affordable prices. Target is committed to providing guests with great design through innovative products, in-store experiences and community partnerships. Whether visiting a Target store or shopping online at Target.com, guests enjoy a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to thousands of unique and highly differentiated items. Target (NYSE:TGT) gives more than $3 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs.

About the Arden
Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers on stage, in the classroom, and in the community. We stage five productions each season as part of our mainstage series and two productions through Arden Children’s Theatre, the city’s first resident professional children’s theatre program. We create and produce new work through our new-work development program, the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase. The Arden Professional Apprentice program trains future theatre leaders, and our theatre classes through Arden Drama School teach children and teens about the craft of making plays. Our access program, Arden for All, makes our work available to the entire community through subsidized tickets and books for economically disadvantaged young people. We also offer sign language-interpreted, captioned and audio described performances and Pay-What-You-Can final dress rehearsals that benefit other nonprofits.

The Arden has received seven Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” Awards, the Arts and Business Council’s Arts Excellence Award, five City Paper “Reader’s Choice” Awards, four Philadelphia Inquirer “Theatre Company of the Year” citations, 58 awards and 272 nominations from the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia’s Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, and was named “Best Theatre Company” by Philadelphia Weekly in 2009.
©2011 Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. For tickets, call 215.922.1122.
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