Special Musical Guest Appearance by “American Idol” Veteran and Recording Artist Luke James Shaffer

NEW YORK, NY, May 31, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Stan Zimmerman’s Right Before I Go. will play a one-night-only benefit performance at The Ratner Museum (10001 Old Georgetown Road) in Bethesda, Maryland on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 7 PM. Presented by univerSOULspace / Marni Ratner in association with La Vie Productions, the evening will include a special musical guest appearance by “American Idol” veteran and recording artist, Luke James Shaffer. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets are now on sale.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit prominent suicide awareness and prevention charities: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (afsp.org) and JED Foundation (JEDFoundation.org).

Right Before I Go. brings to life the last words of those lost to suicide, including the heartsick, bullied, veterans, mentally ill and the achingly lonely. This poignant, deeply moving, and surprisingly light play invokes a raw and authentic approach to storytelling in an effort to help broaden public perspective of suicide, eliminate the stigma associated with depression, and strengthen the relationship between survivors and those struggling every day.

Right Before I Go. made its world premiere as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2015, where it received rave reviews. Stage Scene LA called it “Powerful!” and “Deeply Moving!” while ShowMag.com exclaimed, “This piece needs to be heard.” On Monday, December 4, 2017 it made its East Coast premiere at New York City’s Town Hall, directed by Michael Wilson and featuring a cast of 23, including Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winners.

Tickets for Right Before I Go. are available for a minimum donation of $25. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.RightBeforeIGo.com.

Right Before I Go. is produced by R. Erin Craig, La Vie Productions, Amy Blavin, Diane Orley, Jane Dubin, Ryan Ratelle, Melissa Chusid, Fireplay and One Company.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. If you, or someone you love, is in crisis call 1-800-273-8255.

The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the U.S., anytime, about any type of crisis.

Fore more information, please visit www.RightBeforeIGo.com.


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