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Prime Stage Theatre's Benefit Gala

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Former Pittsburgh Steeler Matt Bahr and Pittsburgh/Hollywood actor Brian Ceponis are among the local notables who will be on hand for Prime Stage Theatre's A Night in the Spotlight, a benefit event for the organization planned for Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory, 614 Pressley Street, North Side.

In addition to rubbing shoulders with local theater professionals and other guests, attendees will enjoy an evening of heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, music by Trio d'Argento, and more as Prime Stage announces its 2017-2018 season, the theme of which is "Humanity in the face of adversity." There will also be a silent auction.

Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased at www.primestage.com/events.

Actor Brian Ceponis will serve as host and emcee for the evening. The Pittsburgh native starred in "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "1984" at Prime Stage this season. During his recent decade-plus in Hollywood, Ceponis played roles in a variety of films and television programs including "NCIS," Monk," and the Clint Eastwood-directed "Flags of Our Fathers."

Matt Bahr, a Philadelphia native and Penn State alumnus, was the Steelers sixth-round draft pick in 1979. He was the Steelers' placekicker in 1979 and 1980, and played for the Steelers in Super Bowl XIV (1979) in which they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 31 to 19. Bahr's son is among the actors appearing in Prime Stage's production of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," opening May 5.

Proceeds from A Night in the Spotlight will benefit an array of Prime Stage outreach programs and productions, which includes the organization's Main Stage Live Theatre, Student Matinee Field Trip Series, Literacy in ACTion Education Outreach Program, 2nd Stage, and Technical Theatre Mentor/Intern Program. Though its professionally produced theatrical presentations and educational programming, Prime Stage reaches more than 12,000 patrons each year.

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