Firm sponsors theater production

PROVIDENCE (June 20, 2011) – The firm sponsored the Manton Avenue Project’s recent gala that featured an original musical partially written by children from Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood.

The Manton Avenue Project creates original theater by teaming children with adult theater artists. The Project’s spring production was entitled “Grandpa Hugh Is One Hundred and Two? Yahoo!” The musical, preceded by a cocktail reception, was performed at Providence College’s Angell Blackfriars Theater, Smith Center for the Arts. A mixture of children, celebrities and adult actors participated in the production.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with the Manton Avenue Project,” said Elizabeth Merritt, who also serves as secretary for the group. “It is wonderful to be part of such an amazing organization that creates opportunities for success for the children of Olneyville. Seeing the children’s faces as they watch professional actors bring their words to life is priceless.”

This marks the fifth consecutive year the firm has sponsored the Project’s spring gala musical productions.

About Barton Gilman

Barton Gilman is one of New England’s leading civil litigation law firms with offices in Boston and Providence. Its experienced trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The Providence Business News has named the firm as one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work for four consecutive years (2008-11).