The Hilberry Gives Back

Judson Center’s Autism Connections Program is a guest of the Hilberry Theatre.

Wayne State University’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts is pleased to welcome the Judson Center’s Autism Connections Program to the opening performance of Robin Hood at the Hilberry Theatre on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

Since 1924, the Judson Center has been a trusted non-profit community resource that creates solutions to improve the lives of individuals and families in southeast Michigan.   The Judson Center provides more than 360,000 personalized support services each year that emphasize community and promote individual’s and families’ ability to encourage personal growth and foster independence. These services include:  Adoption, Autism Connections , Community Living Support, Counseling , Family Preservation , Foster Care, and Respite Care.

Parents of newly diagnosed children often don’t know where to turn.  The Judson Center’s Autism Connections program gives parents the resources, education, awareness and support necessary to regain hope for their child’s future.

The Judson Center Autism Connections program offers a wide range of educational, therapeutic and support services designed to assist individuals with autism, their families, and their communities. Therapies and skills training promote independence and maximize potential for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
The program has locations in Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw Counties.

Robin Hood at the Hilberry Theatre

Let merriment captivate your whole family this summer as the Hilberry presents the children’s play Robin Hood by Kathryn Shultz Miller. Director Jesse Merz says, “The audience can expect to be transported back to the Sherwood Forest in the 12th century and be dazzled by boisterous performances, swashbuckling battles and true love.”

Each summer the Hilberry Theatre presents a children’s classic to thousands of families. This year Robin Hood is proving to be the most popular of these classics yet, with two performances selling out over a month in advance! Contact the Hilberry box office for group information or to reserve your seat for this fun-filled event.

The production team includes Wayne State University Theatre graduate Adam Crinson (scenic designer), Department of Theatre faculty Fred Florkowski (technical director), Mary Leyendecker (costume designer), Mike Thomas (sound designer), and WSU Theatre graduate Eva Bushong (stage manager).

The cast includes Laura Heikkinen (Maid Marian), Justin Vanden Heuvel (Robin Hood), Joseph Hamid (Little John), Rob Pantano (Sheriff of Nottingham), Katie Lietz Flannery (Friar Tuck), Cal Schwartz (Prince John), Christopher L. Tucker (King Richard) and Dave Cowan (Guard).

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