Ringgold High School Performing Arts to Perform Yet Another Performance of “Catch Me If You Can” to Benefit Children’s Relief Effort in Ukraine

After four performances of the musical ‘Catch Me If You Can’, students from Ringgold High School Performing Arts once again take to the stage, this time to raise much-needed funds for Save the Children’s relief effort in Ukraine.

On Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m., the Robin L. Christian Performing Arts Theater will come back to life, but with renewed meaning for the cast, crew, and directors.

“After student performers witnessed the horror of the war in Ukraine, particularly the bombing of a maternity ward and children’s hospital, they were shocked at how much it affects children, including many are their age,” officials said. “So they got together and decided they could use their talents for a greater good; help raise money for kids far worse off than them.”

“It just shows you the love, care and maturity of the students in our program,” said Jané Cirlot Ellis, theater director at Ringgold High School. “It’s a way for them to really make a difference in the lives of kids they don’t even know who live on the other side of the world. This performance for Save the Children’s Ukraine Relief Effort is one that I am sure they will never forget.

“Catch Me If You Can” is based on the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a precocious teenager in search of fame and fortune, who runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination, and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank poses as a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. When Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes.

Funds from ‘Catch Me If You Can’ will help support Save the Children’s relief effort in Ukraine, with 85% of all Save the Children donations going directly to Ukraine to meet the needs of children and their families.

To purchase tickets ($10) for the show on Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m., visit
https://rhsperformingarts.ludus.com/