October 02, 2015
WEST HILLS, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2015) — West Hills Hospital & Medical Center and the Grossman Burn Center are proud to announce their sponsorship of the LA performances of “STAND,” a play by Jim Reyland set to raise funds and awareness for communities and organizations nationwide that work with the homeless.
The play will be performed 25 times across six cities, with each set of performances supporting a specific beneficiary dedicated to helping the homeless. As a result of the support from West Hills Hospital and the Grossman Burn Center, the sole sponsors of the play’s LA appearances, 100 percent of the funds raised through ticket sales will be provided to the Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC) and the designated nonprofit, The Midnight Mission.
“Our goal at West Hills Hospital is to improve human life,” said Douglas Long, president and CEO of West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. “We are so proud to support such an artful and pioneering cause to combat the issue of homelessness and to further The Midnight Mission’s efforts in providing clothing, food and other life necessities — along with job training, education and work programs –– to the men, women and children of LA’s homeless community.”
“STAND,” which was recently named the best new play by the Nashville Scene, tells the true story of a drug-addicted homeless man named Johnny “JJ” Ellis that was saved by a good Samaritan. It is directed by David Compton and stars Barry Scott as “JJ” and Henry O. Arnold as the good Samaritan.
The LA performances will take place at the LATC at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, and Tuesday, Oct. 20. Tickets are $17 for general admission and $14 for students, seniors and veterans. Additional performances will take place in Nashville, Tenn., St. Louis, Mo., Kansas City, Miss., Las Vegas, Nev. and San Jose, Calif., supporting organizations such as Nashville’s Room in the Inn, United Way, the Nevada Homeless Alliance and beyond.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 866-811-4111 or visit thelatc.org.
About West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, has served the West San Fernando Valley for more than 50 years. With 450 expert physicians and a staff of more than 900 that brings outstanding service to every bedside, the hospital offers a full complement of advanced technology, compassion and responsive care for the improvement of human life. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County, and also provides specialized care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services, Cardiac Catheterization Labs and The Grossman Burn Center. For more information on quality care, close to home, visit www.WestHillsHospital.com.