(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Nov. 9, 2020 - For the ninth consecutive year, the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will raise money for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma during their run of "A Christmas Carol," presented by Devon Energy.
Donations will be collected following each performance through Dec. 27 to benefit the Regional Food Bank. Since 2011, Lyric Theatre patrons have donated a total of more than $178,000.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 performance will be held outdoors at the historic Harn Homestead, 1721 N. Lincoln Blvd. Harn Homestead will be reimagined into a holiday village with patrons walking from scene to scene during the 75-minute production.
"We are overjoyed that Lyric Theatre has created an innovative, and safe, way to continue this metro holiday tradition," said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. "Since 2011, Lyric Theatre, and their loyal patrons, have helped to provide more than a million meals to Oklahomans living with food insecurity."
Oklahoma is the fifth hungriest state in the nation. In the past year, the Regional Food Bank distributed 56.5 million pounds of food through its network of partners in central and western Oklahoma. Those partner agencies have reported a 30% increase in need among Oklahomans facing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to offer a safe experience, Lyric Theatre will be enforcing the following guidelines:
Tickets for “A Christmas Carol” are available at LyricTheatreOKC.org or by calling Lyric’s box office at 405-524-9312.