Since the mid-nineties, the Group Repertory acting troupe at NoHo's Lonny Chapman Theatre has used its acting talents to bring a little culture to the lives of youngsters in need, nohoartsdistrict.com reports.
What started as an annual tradition of a group of 10 actors paying visits to foster homes during the holidays has transformed into a field trip for the youth to the local theater.
There, they get a free meal and get to watch a play being performed.
"For many of these children, this is their first experience of live theater," Board President Janet Wood told nohoartsdistrict.com. "These children live in foster care facilities (not individual foster care homes) and most will stay there until they are 18 years old. We have been able to watch some of these kids grow up and help the little ones in their group. All in all, it is a terrific, heartwarming day!”