August 10, 1997 |
No one pays for a ticket, and the seats fill up fast. The regulars call out hellos and, once they've secured a spot, stand talking in the aisles. The director welcomes everyone, advertises upcoming programs and announces that, because the evening's performance is intermission-less, the weekly fund-raising raffle will be held afterward. Then the performers--who include Fred Savage, Ed Asner and Wayne Rogers--take the stage, and the room erupts in expectant applause.