Theatre 3 plans benefit concert to assist Derek Whitener

Posted on 19 Jan 2017 at 1:51pm

Theatre 3 announced today that it would be holding a special fundraising concert to benefit out actor and producer Derek Whitener.

Whitener, the artistic director of Firehouse Theatre in Farmers Branch, was brutally beaten with a pipe last week as he exited the Target near Cityplace east of Uptown. He has been at Baylor Hospital in serious condition ever since; he had to undergo brain surgery and has reportedly yet to speak.

The concert — which will be at T3 in the Quadrangle on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. — is being organized by Calvin Scott Roberts, currently in Theatre 3’s presentation of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. He will be joined by Janelle Lutz, his co-star in that show, as well as Ian Mead Moore, Keith J. Warren, Alexandra Cassens and more.  Admission is free, but a cash donation to aid Whitener is requested.

In addition, supporters who can or cannot attend are directed to the GoFundMe page established by Whitener’s family. You can donate here.

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