Hey everyone! I'm happy to announce that I've obtained my first set of items to raffle off for Extra Life donors. I know it's only March and the event isn't until November, but I have two awesome tickets to see John Lithgow in Greenville, NC on April 18. He is putting on a one man show called Stories By Heart.

Expect nothing less than a legendary performance by a Tony,® Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actor. 

John Lithgow offers a touching and humorous reflection of storytelling as the tie that binds humanity. He invokes memories of his grandmother and father by interspersing his story with two great works that were read to him when he was a child: “Uncle Fred Flits By” by P.G. Wodehouse and “Haircut” by Ring Lardner. In the first, a fretful young Englishman is taken on a wild afternoon escapade in suburban London by his irrepressible uncle. In a hilarious tour de force, Lithgow performs with zany abandon, portraying ten distinct, outrageous characters (including a parrot). By contrast, “Haircut” is a darkly comic look at Midwestern American implacability. It is a captivating yarn told by a gossipy barber in small-town Michigan as he gives a shave and a haircut to a stranger. Stories by Heart provides ample evidence of the power of storytelling, the magic of theatre and the talents of one of our greatest actors.

Now you might be asking, "How do I win these amazingly awesome tickets to this super awesome show?"  Well, I want to host a mini auction for the tickets.  Here are the rules:

  • You must visit my fundraising website at www.extra-life.org/participant/friedricearoni 

  • You must make a donation by clicking on the blue "support me" button.

  • Donations can be any whole amount (pennies and dimes get messy!).

  • The minimum starting bid will be $5.

  • Make sure the donation is public so everyone can see who the highest "bidder" is.

  • Be sure to add a comment referencing the auction so I can keep track of who is bidding on the tickets.

  • The "auction" will run from now until Friday, April 17 at 12:00 Noon, Eastern time.

  • If you make a donation and want to donate more in order to "outbid" another person, I will add up all of your total donations.  For instance, if you donate $5 and someone else bids $10, you can donate $6 more in order to become the top bidder at $11.

That's it!  The person that has donated the highest amount of money at the end of the "auction" will be mailed two tickets to see John Lithgow: Stories by Heart. Extra Life is a huge 24 hour gaming marathon that I participate in every year and all money raised benefits my local Children's Miracle Network hospital at Vidant, right here in Greenville. All donations are also tax deductible. These tickets are valued at $65 each for a total of $130 plus fees.  Make a donation...it's for the kids, and you may just get something nice for yourself!

Please also visit ECU Arts if you're interested in purchasing additional ticket and to view seating charts.