Show tickets on sale now


Tickets are on sale now for Saturday’s performance benefiting a local photographer who has multiple sclerosis.

Proceeds from the show, titled “Photographs and Memories,” will go toward helping photographer George Czarnonycz’s family to purchase a handicap-accessible van, which the show’s promoters said he needs to travel to medical appointments. Presently, Czarnonycz has no proper transportation available to him, according to a press release from the Lafayette Society for Performing Arts.

A suitable van is currently available for purchase at LaGrange Toyota, and the dealership is offering to sell it at cost.

Czarnonycz, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1990 at age 30, has photographed LSPA shows and other performances in the region for more than 10 years. His photographs adorn the hallways of the LSPA’s Bull Street building and Carol Cain, one of the event organizers, called his work a staple of the community.

The benefit will show scenes from the play “Lovers and Other Strangers,” performed by Jim Hunt and Melissa Stanley. The LSPA’s ballet company will also perform, along with local Americana band Regeneration.

Students from Troup and Harris County high schools will perform songs from their spring musicals and storyteller Cain will introduce a new story. Robin Treadwell will play saxophone and Jeff Sargent and Anna Howington will perform musical solos. Other performances may be added.

The event will also feature a slide show of some of Czarnonycz’s photographs.

“Photographs and Memories” is scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lafayette Society for Performing Arts, 214 Bull St. in LaGrange.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from the LSPA by calling 706-882-9909.

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