St. Paul theater company donating 'Diana' proceeds to Philippines relief


The Actors Theater of Minnesota is taking a page out of Princess Diana's playbook with a donation from their latest musical production, the Pioneer Press reports.

The St. Paul theater company says it is donating 50 percent of its remaining ticket sales from "Princess Diana the Musical" to the Red Cross for Philippines disaster relief following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.

The company says the donation is being done in honor of the late humanitarian.

Managing director Bob Collins said in a news release that he "saw dozens of images of Diana providing comfort and support for those in need" while doing research for the musical, and the disaster in the Philippines is something she would have responded to.

"Princess Diana the Musical" runs through Dec. 1 at the Camp Bar's Cabaret Theater in St. Paul.

Meanwhile, other Minnesota groups continue to step up to help with relief in the aftermath of the typhoon, which decimated six central Philippine islands last Friday.

The Coon Rapids-based relief agency Feed My Starving Children said it has already sent 500,000 dehydrated meals to typhoon survivors and is preparing another 2.5 million.

The group is working with three other Christian humanitarian groups that have networks in the Philippines, according to WCCO.

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