A historic local theater plans a historic performance this week.
From Thursday through Sunday, “Remember Vaudeville,” a look back at the popular entertainment of the early 1900s, will be held by members of Agewell Forsyth at the Cumming Playhouse.
“It will start off with a black and white film, so it is really cute,” said Linda Ledbetter, with Agewell Forsyth. “And it’s a little different than anything we’ve done.”
Ledbetter said the group held shows at the playhouse but had never tried something like this.
“With this thing came a lot of comedy, which we usually don’t have,” she said.
Money raised at the event will go toward Agewell Forsyth’s program.
“It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year, and the money goes back into the accounts,” Ledbetter said. “That just feeds all the things we give to the senior centers and anything new they might ask us for.”
Ledbetter said the funds from Agewell are given directly to the senior centers to help locals in tough situations.
“It amounts to $1,000 a month to the senior centers so they can do emergency things for people, and they don’t have to contact us,” she said. “They get the money every three months, and if they feel like they need to pay to have somebody’s tree limbs pulled out of their yard because there was a storm, they can do that.”
Performances are 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at playhousecumming.com.