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Tina Lifford stars in 'The Circle'at the Alhambra to benefit Generation W

Television and film star Tina Lifford, who currently appears in NBC’s Parenthood, will star in The Circle, a play she wrote. The show is directed by Shirley Jo Finney, who has won multiple awards for her special talent and eye for storytelling. Tina will be doing the play for two days only (August 25 – 26, 2014) at the Alhambra Theater & Dining. The shows will be performed as a fundraiser to benefit Generation W.

Tina Lifford stars in "The Circle" at the JAX Alhambra for Generation W fundraiser
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Tina Lifford stars in "The Circle" for a 'Generation W' fundraiser at the Alhambra
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Lifford brings together seven women with various cultural backgrounds who wish to be treated better than they have been. Through dramatic, heartbreaking and comedic monologues, the sister circle reaches a pivotal point where the baggage is weighing heavy and it’s time to let go. It’s time for a declaration. “My mission is what I call inner-fitness and what I call inner-fitness is the important development of skills and practices for mental, emotional and spiritual well-being,” explains Lifford, who holds a Master's degree in spiritual psychology. The Circle is an extension of my mission which is to bring inner-fitness to life. That means to get people to begin to interact with themselves in a way that acknowledges that they have a worthy self.”

“The Circle” is often referred to as an outlet for women to share life experiences - the ups and the downs, the good, the not-so-good, and the deep sense of relief that comes with having a safe haven. During “The Circle”, the stage will come alive with life-altering stories made up of issues that resonate with women. It is a play about seven women’s lives that will make you think, feel, dream, and be inspired. “The Circle” becomes a safe place for women to share the subjects that impact them, which in turn empowers the audience to think about who they really are. Tina Lifford, Playwright and Executive Producer based “The Circle” on her own experiences as well as those of many women she has encountered throughout her own life.

Book Signing – “The Little Book of BIG Lies”
: Fri. Aug. 22, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: San Marco Book Store
     1971 San Marco Blvd.
     Jacksonville, Florida 32207
***Tina will be available to autograph books purchased at the book signing***

The Circle
: Sun. Aug. 24 and Mon. Aug. 25, 2014
Show Times: 7:30 p.m. for both evening shows. VIP Preshow Reception 5:30 p.m. Doors open & Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.
Dress: “Casual”, “Business Casual” or “Sunday Best”

Tickets: Tickets are $85.00 and $125.00 which includes the show, dinner, complimentary parking and a special “talk back” discussion following the show. The $125.00 VIP Package includes a special meet and greet with Ms. Lifford before the show as well as front of house seating and VIP Parking. The VIP reception will begin at 5:30. Price does not include gratuity or orders from the bar. Peterbrooke Chocolatier will also unveil custom “Generation W” chocolates, which will be included in the ticket packages and available for purchase during “The Circle” as well as in select Peterbrooke stores. Raffle prizes will also be available during both show times.

Location: Alhambra Theater & Dining
     12000 Beach Blvd.
     Jacksonville, Florida 32246
     (904) 641-1212

As a fundraiser, proceeds from ticket sales will benefit women and girls in the greater Jacksonville community by way of the events held by “Generation W” and “Generation WOW”. “Generation WOW” introduces young girls to the idea and opportunities of mentorship, where the leaders of today meet the leaders of tomorrow, as well as teaching lessons of the Positive and the Possible. “Generation W”s goal is to educate, inspire, and connect women through programming that promotes thought leadership to move people to improve their lives and communities.

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