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NORRISTOWN, PA – November 14, 2019 – State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) yesterday joined Theatre Horizon in Norristown for their opening of The Hound of the Baskervilles, and prior to the event announced $50,000 in state funding that has helped Theatre Horizon make major improvements to its facility.

“I’ve been attending shows at Theatre Horizon since its founding in 2005, my daughter, Brennan, has even performed on their stage and participated in some of their programs,” Leach said. “Theatre Horizon is a gem here in Southeastern PA and serves as a constant reminder of the importance of theatre and the arts. Programs like those you see at Theatre Horizon are so important, and I’ll continue to do all that I can to make sure that great work in the arts is always promoted and encouraged. There’s an inherent value in art and theatre, a significant value, and we should do all we can to protect and promote that value.”

The funds have been used to help Theatre Horizon increase its visibility via new street signage recently and an update to aging facilities, including its lobby and classroom, both of which house Theatre Horizon’s Autism Drama Program, which recently received a Barrymore Award.

“Theatre Horizon was pleased to welcome and honor the Senator this evening in our newly renovated lobby in Norristown,” Theatre Horizon’s Founder Erin Reilly said. “The Senator’s advocacy helped Theatre Horizon secure a capital grant that has increased our visibility via new street signage and an update to our facilities, including our lobby and classroom, both of which house our Barrymore Award-winning Autism Drama Program. We are very grateful for the Senator’s ongoing support of the arts in Montgomery County.”

Leach presented officials from Theatre Horizon with a symbolic check prior to their opening night of the production, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Senator Daylin Leach represents the 17th Senatorial District, which includes parts of Montgomery County and Delaware County. For more information visit www.senatorleach.com/newsroom.

Theatre Horizon brings Philadelphia’s finest professional actors and artists to Norristown to present compelling, contemporary theatre. Founded in 2005, Theatre Horizon has become a lauded contributor to the arts in Montgomery County, staging a critically-acclaimed season annually, reaching over 950 children each year through drama classes and camps, and pioneering an autism drama program that inspires imagination and social development in individuals on the autism spectrum.


Zak Pyzik

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