An Evening With the ‘Rents

Join us for the 7th annual An Evening With the 'Rents stand-up comedy benefit!

We are eagerly preparing for this one-of-a-kind, laughter-filled fundraiser! What makes An Evening With the 'Rents unique is that the comics are all individuals or parents of children with autism who work alongside local comedians to craft their very raw life experiences into hilariously touching stories that promise to encourage and enlighten you.

Whether you have a personal connection to individuals on the autism spectrum or not, An Evening With the 'Rents is so much more than a benefit. It creates an electric atmosphere where everyone can leave their troubles at the door and experience freedom and community through laughter.

Looking forward to an evening of laughter and love!
Tickets will be available starting Friday, January 17, 2020 at 10am and can be purchased HERE through The Folly Theater.

Tickets are available at two different prices, based on seat location. Due to the assigned seating, it will be important to act speedily and reserve your seats sooner rather than later!

WHEN IT ALL GOES DOWN:
Friday, March 13, 2020
doors open: 7 PM
show begins: 7:30 PM
WHERE TO LAUGH:
C. Stephen Metzler Hall
The Folly Theater
300 West 12th Street, KCMO 64105

OUR 2020 LINEUP

Liz Roschitz, Producer
Alex Roschitz, Creative Director
The Magnetics, House Band
Joe Harman, Emcee
Elizabeth Boresow
Jennie and Justin Davis
Kyle Hopkins
Eric Kobet
Cynthia Marta
Alec Peterson
John Scheuch
Chris Tillery
Marya Welch

SPONSOR THIS EVENT

With roughly 500 anticipated guests, An Evening With the 'Rents provides a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to demonstrate to the community that they value the lives of youth with autism (and appreciate the value of a good chuckle).

Download our sponsorship form to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event or BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY.

Should you have any questions about this fantastic opportunity, contact our Events Coordinator, Bekah Zitron via email or 816.830.7171.

PLATINUM LEVEL: SIDE-SPLITTING


GOLD LEVEL SPONSOR: KNEE-SLAPPER


BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR: WHIMSICAL


OTHER CASH & IN-KIND SUPPORTERS


KNOW-BEFORE-YOU-GO

Parking: The C. Stephen Metzler Hall at the Folly Theater is located at 300 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105. Public parking is available one-half block west of the theater.  Additional public parking is available at 12th & Broadway and at 12th & Central/Wyandotte in the lot under Barney Allis Plaza. Click HERE for helpful maps. Please note: The Folly Theater does not own the parking garage, thus fees are subject to garage management’s discretion. Garage management, charges $10 cash, upfront.

Arrival: The box office will open at 6:00 pm. Lobby doors open at 6:30. Theater doors will open for seating at 7pm, and the show will start promptly at 7:30 pm.

Food and Beverage Availability: The Folly will offer alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for sale. Please arrange to eat dinner before arriving to the show, as there is no food for purchase.

What to Bring: Most importantly, bring your laughter. And, please be sure to bring a little extra cash to take part in our raffle. You could go home with a $500 Target Gift Card or some stellar SWAG!

We are also encouraging guests to bring elbow bumps (in place of hugs and hand shakes), good health, stellar hand washing skills, and hand sanitizer. Please see our recent email regarding close monitoring of Coronavirus updates (and be watching for updates should new information unfold).

Other: Should you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Bekah at events@campencourage.org or visit www.campencourage.org for more information.

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MASSIVE GRATITUDE

We send abundant thanks to each sponsor as well as each individual that braves the stage in front of the massive audience to share his or her story—sharing the joy and laughter in both the trials and goodness experienced.

We also want to thank Keenan Stump and Matt Braun, Speech Language Pathologists from New Balloon Therapy Services for creating this brilliant event in 2014 in support of Camp Encourage. Not only do they have a wonderful sense of humor but their hearts are full of love for those we serve. Keenan and Matt's dream for An Evening With the 'Rents was for it to be a grassroots event; that those participate pass the torch, providing support and friendship along the way.

Thank you ALL for supporting the mission of Camp Encourage and those we serve!