Forest Moon fundraiser next week.
by David Leone
WAKE FOREST — Forest Moon Theater Company’s play, Harvey, is just one month away.
A fundraiser for the theater company will be held next week, Sept. 12, 7-9:30 p.m. and Sept. 13, 8:30-10 p.m. at Wine 101 in Heritage.
Joe “the Piano Man” O’Keefe, the store’s owner and a professional musician, will be performing on the keyboard and will feature some of his original work along with selections from Ben Folds, Billy Joel and Elton John.
Tickets for a night are $20 each and may be purchased in advance at the store. All proceeds from ticket sales, along with a percentage of the wine and beer sales, will be donated to the theater.
Space is limited to 50 people each night.
A drawing will take place both nights for a pair of tickets to the theater’s opening night performance of Harvey Oct. 4.
Along with his wife, O’Keefe — who has written musicals and directed other shows — is a big supporter of community theater.
“Lori and I have devoted our lives to the arts, so it is an honor to help Forest Moon Theater in any way possible,” he said. “We want our children to celebrate the arts in their community and things are just getting started in Wake Forest.”
Founded by Wake Forest locals last year, Forest Moon held its first ever performance in the spring, the comedy Academia Nuts.
For more information about the play or the theater company, see forestmoontheater.org.