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WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
11 City Place, 3rd floor, (914) 328-1600, www.wppac.com

Located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains.

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Membership at White Plains Performing Arts Center is about more than discounts and opportunities. It is about a commitment to the arts. It is about an understanding that the arts are a valuable resource to our community. Members at WPPAC are making an investment in the future of the arts.

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White Plains Performing Arts Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts organization.
Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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Postponed to Saturday, February 28 at 2 pm

Tickets are $25 premium (first 7 rows center) and $20 (rest of the theatre). Recommended for ages 3 & up.

The Amazing Max, bursting with striking visual magic, comedy and loads of audience participation, will be on-stage at the White Plains Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 pm. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics, and performs miracles inches from spectator’s faces. “An awesome and hilarious live magic show” PBS Kids. “Max Darwin is indeed amazing” Time Out Kids. This show is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families today. The Amazing Max selects all of his assistants at random from the audience, and each adds a unique element to the show. “His ability to astound is something to see.” (The Huffington Post).

The Amazing Max, is a perfect way to spend time with the entire family!

Max Darwin was born to perform. He began charming audiences at the young age of 5 months, traveling all over the United States alongside his parents who were professional street performers specializing in clowning, mime, juggling, and magic. Throughout the years, Max has emerged as one of the most sought-after magic artists in the country. He performs hundreds of shows a year with a client roster including such notable celebrities as Uma Thurman, Diana Ross, Chazz Palminteri, Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Sisto, Tommy Hilfiger and Hank Azaria.

He can be seen as a guest artist and magic consultant on Season 3 & 4 of “Brain Games,” airing on the National Geographic Channel. His TV credits also include “Black Box” and hosting the hit Nickelodeon show “Game Farm!” He has also appeared in various national TV commercials for products like Axe Body Spray, Verizon, Bank of America, and Coca-Cola.

In 2011 Max created “The Amazing Max and The Box Of Interesting Things”, which has successfully toured and played Off-Broadway over the last four years. The show has received rave reviews from The New York Times, Huffington Post, PBS Kids, and many more. It was also nominated as “Best Family Show” by the Off-Broadway Alliance.

Max has also released an instructional magic video, “Magic in Minutes,” where Max teaches kids ages 5 & up how to fill their everyday lives with wonder and perform magic with ordinary objects found right in their own home.

For tickets: visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11 am-6 pm), purchase the tickets online at www.wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact barbara@wppac.com.

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Tennessee William’s CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Friday, March 6 at 8 pm


The White Plains Performing Arts Center play reading series of classic, TONY honored Best Plays continues with Tennessee William’s CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Tickets are $10 each. The Nakd Stage Play Reading Series features actors with scripts in hand, no sets, costumes or props. It's all about the words.

The play tells the story of greed and deception within a patriarchal southern family. Specifically, the plot focuses on the turbulent relationship of a wife and husband, Maggie “The Cat” and Brick Pollitt, and their interaction with Brick’s family over the course of one evening gathering at the family estate in Mississippi, ostensibly to celebrate the birthday of patriarch and tycoon “Big Daddy” Pollitt. Maggie, through wit and beauty, has escaped a childhood of desperate poverty to marry into the wealthy Pollitt family, but finds herself suffering in an unfulfilling marriage. Brick, an aging football hero, has neglected his wife and further infuriates her by ignoring his brother’s attempts to gain control of the family fortune. Brick’s indifference and his near-continuous drinking, date back to the recent suicide of his friend Skipper. Big Daddy is unaware that he has cancer and will not live to see another birthday; his doctors and his family have conspired to keep this information from him and his wife. His relatives are in attendance and attempt to present themselves in the best possible light, hoping to receive the definitive share of Big Daddy’s enormous wealth.

The cast includes Daniel Basiletti, Philip J. Cutrone, Toni Fazio, Ron Guberman, Michael Lichtstein, Jon Thomas, Misti Tindiglia, Anthony Valbiro with Tiffany Stoker as Maggie “The Cat”. This reading is directed by Philip J. Cutrone.

Join us as we rekindle memories of great, award-winning plays and focus on the powerful words and intentions of amazing playwrights.

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Sunday, March 22 at 7 pm
Tickets: $50.

Enjoy an evening of laughter with the Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy. Comedians Frank Santorelli, Frank Spadone, Mike Marino and Michael “Wheels” Parise will poke fun of their heritage in a way that will make you laugh whether you are of Italian descent or not. Some of the comedians have been on shows such as Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and others. Many have regular comedy shows in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. For more information visit www.ItalianBadBoyz.com. Performed in English.