Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Saturday and I hope you had a safe and great week. It has been another busy week for Dab the AIDS Bear and me.
Next weekend on August 25th, Dab the AIDS Bear Project is doing a huge fund raiser for our holiday events for children with HIV and AIDS called Teddy Bear Touchdowns. The show by Daniel Bauer, HIV+ magician, is a collection of inspiring short stories, escape and magic which equals hope.
THE STORY: BEYOND BELIEF
In a world where life sometimes is masked with smoke and mirrors for many to hide; and secrets to linger, Daniel Bauer, the successor to the legendary escape artist Harry Houdini brings to life a collection of short stories about his personal experiences living with HIV/AIDS.
Reality is, many people still believe people living with HIV/AIDS should be feared. That those living with this incurable illness are not strong enough to live or test the boundaries of the human body. Beyond Belief is the beginning of a new chapter in the fight against HIV / AIDS Stigma. Daniel Bauer, the only publicly open HIV positive escape artist, will continue to challenge the limits of the human body, both mentally and physically through perilous, death defying escapes. Beyond Belief is the story. . . Daniel's story which he weaves all of his heart and emotion through the delicate arts of magic and escape, setting the stage for what's to come in future years as he reclaims a legacy that was nearly lost because of the fear of HIV many in society still possess and express today.
There are no big props! There is no smoke! And the only mirror used in this show is in a dressing room! Touch, listen, taste and see!! Your senses will come alive in this suspenseful, humorous and emotional thrill of a production that takes you behind the success, the fall and the rise of Daniel Bauer’s life.
Prepare to witness the arts of magic and escape up-close and personal. Prepare to be inspired by stories of triumph. Prepare to be captivated Beyond Belief.
Following the performance, Daniel will return to the stage for a Q/A session with audience members allowing for a deeper perspective on the experience and his life.
Beyond-Belief is a 90-minute production - NO INTERMISSION
THE VENUE: THE RIVERSIDE HOUSE
Located at 2165 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
COMING FROM OUT OF TOWN?
Stay at the Hampton Inn - the official Hotel of Jacksonville's Beyond Belief
Click on the link (http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/J/JAXDTHX-BBJ-20120823/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG) to secure your room at special rates today. CODE: BBJ ($69/night rate)
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT / TICKET FEES
While, Beyond Belief is slated to be a long-running show in New York City following opening previews late June, Daniel Bauer has made it his mission to be able to take a break in his performing schedule to bring Beyond Belief, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, to Jacksonville, FL presenting a special showing to benefit DAB The AIDS Bear Project.
There are TWO SHOWS ONLY. AUGUST 25TH - 4 PM / 8 PM
General admission tickets are $25.00 and VIP Tickets are $45
VIP Ticket Holders will receive the following benefits:
- Premium Seating
- Exclusive Meet 'n Greet with Daniel Bauer at a reception following the performance.
- An exclusive piece of magic performed that is brand new to the world of magic!
- Daniel Bauer will show you how to perform your very own, very cool magic trick.
- Photo with Daniel Bauer and DAB The AIDS Bear
- Other mentionables which will be announced soon.
To purchase your tickets go to: https://www.wepay.com/events/beyond-belief-featuring-daniel-bauer
We suggest you purchase your tickets very early as we are expecting both shows to sell-out quickly.
TICKET HOLDER POLICY
There are no refunds on any tickets purchased.
All Tickets purchased online will be held at the THE RIVERSIDE HOUSE Box Office.
NOTE: ABSOLUTELY NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE PERFORMANCE SPACE AFTER THE DESIGNATED SHOW START TIME ON YOUR TICKET.
THE USE OF AUDIO / VIDEO RECORDING DEVICES AS WELL AS THE TAKING OF PHOTOGRAPHS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
So come out, see a great show while helping children with HIV and AIDS. Hope to see you there!
Hope you have a beary safe and great Saturday!
Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.
big bear hug,