Child & Family and The Newport Playhouse Present “Spreading it Around”

NEWPORT, RI – Child & Family and the Newport Playhouse are kicking off Memorial Day weekend early with a benefit for Child & Family’s Elder Services Program. The benefit, which will be held on May 23rd, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Newport Playhouse, will begin with a buffet dinner and a performance of Spreading It Around”. The evening will also feature a fun-filled cabaret and a raffle with exciting prizes.

The play, Spreading It Around written by Londos D’Arrigo, is a light-hearted comedy about a wealthy widow in a retirement community who is tired of handing out money to her unappreciative children. She decides to start the S.I.N. (Spending It Now) Foundation to give to those truly in need. This terrifies her greedy son and his shopaholic wife. Fearing they will lose their inheritance, they devise a plan to have her committed. Mama, however, will have none of that!

The Newport Playhouse
102 Connell Highway
Newport, RI

(Tickets to the event are only available in advance)

Tickets are $60.00 per person and can be purchased by calling (401) 848-4100 or in person at:
Child & Family Community Center
31 John Clarke Road
Middletown, RI


The Newport Playhouse has been a favorite among locals and tourists since it first opened its doors in 1983. This 165 seat theater is attached to a full service restaurant and bar which offers customers a unique night out in Newport. Clients enjoy a buffet dinner, a play and finish the night with a cabaret. The theater is handicap accessible and has plenty of free parking available.


With over half a century of experience, Child & Family’s Elder Services provides a comprehensive program focusing on assisting elders to maintain an independent lifestyle in the privacy and safety of their own homes.


Child & Family has a 146 year history of serving Rhode Island’s children and families, and a reputation for service innovation and positive community impact.  Child & Family is the largest and most comprehensive social service provider in Newport County, and one of the largest in the State of Rhode Island.  Child & Family is the lead agency for the Rhode Island Care Management Network, which was recently selected by the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families to serve as one of two state-wide Family Care Networks for the State’s newly developed System of Care for children and families.  With state-of-the-art Community Centers in both Middletown and Providence, Child & Family provides important services and programs to thousands of children, teens, families and elders each year. Learn more about Child & Family at

For further information about this release, the event on May 23rd or Child & Family – please contact

Stephanie Earp
Institutional Advancement Associate
Child & Family
401-848-4141 or

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