Following is a note from Marcus Walker, Managing Artist Director of Lakewood Playhouse
This is my tenth season with the Lakewood Playhouse and I look forward to the future, however, a great challenge has been presented to me.
I have been diagnosed with malignant metastatic melanoma-a very virulent form of cancer. I’m about three weeks into treatment, and am feeling good. My struggle for health is happening on many fronts from traditional chemotherapy and radiation to some naturopathic complementary treatments. There is hope that I will be included in a new immunotherapy trial for this kind of advanced stage-four melanoma.
I wanted all of you to know because I feel the patrons, students and artists of this theatre have become my associates and friends-my community over these ten seasons. And I hope you’ll continue supporting the Lakewood Playhouse through this season and for many seasons to come.
In response to Marcus’s health crisis – we are asking the entire community to donate money to Lakewood Playhouse. Help Marcus and the Playhouse get through this challenging time, and more importantly, help alleviate Marcus’s worries so he can concentrate on healing!
Donate By Phone: Call 253-588-0042
Donate Online: www.lakewoodplayhouse.org
Donate By mail: Lakewood Playhouse
P.O. Box 99041
Lakewood, WA 98496
Attend the Event!
Knowing that laughter is the best medicine — there will be a Roast for Marcus – an evening of laughter and love – with all proceeds benefiting Lakewood Playhouse. Come laugh with Marcus and friends and celebrate his on-going work in this community. Everyone is invited.
A Benefit Roast for Marcus Walker
Monday, November 29th, 2010 @ 7:00 PM
Urban Grace Church
902 Market Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Pay what you can
$50.00 suggested donation
Tickets can be purchased online at by phone at 253-588-0042.