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Upstage Productions Receives Grant From The HRBT Foundation

September 08, 2007

(Hudson NY)

Peter Pan is flying into Hudson with the help of some magic gold dust from Hudson River Bank and Trust Co. Foundation.

Director Christine Abitabile said, “Peter Pan is a major undertaking, with a production cost of $16,000.  We are grateful for the support of the Hudson River Bank and Trust Co. Foundation and welcome contributions from other organizations, businesses, and individuals in our community to ensure the show’s success.”

Upstage Productions Inc. will present the magic, the excitement, and the wonder of the true Peter Pan.  The story begins in London, where motherless Peter has come to listen to stories told by young Wendy.  He flies her and her brothers (Michael and John) to Neverland to live the wild pirate life, until it is time for them to return home and grow up.

All the characters you remember from your childhood will be here:  the Ticking Crocodile, the fiesty indian princess Tiger Lillie, funny pirate Smee, spunky Tinkerbell, the notorious Captain Hook and Nanna, the loveable dog.

This production of Peter Pan comes to life on the stage of Columbia-Greene Community College October 19-28.

The Hudson River Bank & Trust Company Foundation was established in 1998 to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations.  The Foundation continues its charitable giving with an emphasis on education, youth development, arts and culture, historic preservation, health care, human services and community development.  For additional information regarding the grant application process, please contact Holly Rappleyea at (518) 671-6226 or visit our website at

Pictured below are Sid Richter, Hudson River Bank and Trust Co. Foundation Director, presenting a $2,000 donation to Upstage Productions representatives, Christine Abitabile (director), Augie Abatecola (Peter Pan) and Tom Fisher  (President of Upstage Productions, Inc.)

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