The Flagpole Radio Cafe is produced and performed in Newtown Connecticut. As you must know, a terrible tragedy took place in Newtown on Friday, December 14 when a lone gunmen stormed into the Sandy Hook Elementary School and slayed 20 children and six adult staff members before killing himself.
Francine and David Wheeler have been performing in this show since the first season. It is with great sadness that we tell you that their son Benjamin was one of the children who was murdered. We extend our deepest sympathies to our friends Francine and David, as well as to all the families who were affected by this most terrible event.
This tragedy occured as we were about to begin our already delayed fifth season. At this juncture we do not know when we will resume, but please check our website for updates as they will be forthcoming. We will also send out announcements through the press when the time is right.
If you wish, you may make donations to:
The Benjamin Wheeler Fund
c/o Trinity Episcopal Church
36 Main St
Newtown, CT 06470
We wish a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate, and peace for all in the new year.
Your Friends from The Flagpole Radio Cafe