By Krista Brooks / Staff Writer
The Spotlight Theatre Club presented a double-feature movie night Friday evening, Feb. 20, to raise money for the Trevor Project and to honor late actor, Robin Williams.
The Trevor Project is a national organization that focuses on providing services of crisis relief, specializing in suicide prevention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Co-Vice President of the Spotlight Theatre Club Donna Thaing, 22, said, “Robin Williams was always doing work for other people, so we didn’t feel like it was right to keep the money for our benefit, we wanted to give back the way he had.”
Rory Kennedy, 23, a theatre arts major, watched “Dead Poets Society” for the first time that night. “With his comedic background, movies like this open the audience’s eyes at how talented he was as a performer in drama, he could do anything,” he said.
The movie night raised $91.54 and the club plans to donate $200 to the Trevor Project.
Mendelez said, “It was a great way to celebrate his work and life while raising awareness for suicide prevention.”