Musician David Tieff of Crofton will tell his life story through word, song and digital images while playing acoustic guitar for the multimedia show, “An Addict’s Song,” set for 8-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Anne Arundel Community College.
“An Addict’s Song” is a fundraising event co-sponsored by the AACC Substance Abuse Education office and the student club BACCHUS (Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students). A portion of the ticket price will benefit BACCHUS to help fund the student club’s outreach activities. Tieff said his goal in bringing events such as this to audiences is to heighten awareness of the power and destructiveness of addictions, to offer hope to those with live with or are addicts and to raise $1 million for charity.
“My wife and I have raised about $50,000 so far,” Tieff said. “We have a long way to go but we're making steady progress!”
Tieff describes in detail his drug and alcohol abuse during his fast ride to fame with his band Laughing Colors, his time in rehab, his relapse and the impact of 9-11 on his life. He delivers an inspiring message that addicts can and do turn their lives around if they are willing to follow a path involving spirituality, selflessness rather than selfishness, finding and sharing your talents with the world.
The show in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the Arnold campus is updated from past performances and suitable for ages 18 and up due to adult themes and language. Cost is $15 general admission and $7 for those with a valid student ID. Tickets sales are under way at the theater box office, 410-777-2457 or firstname.lastname@example.org or in Student Union Room 202 and will be available at the door unless the show sells out in advance.
For information call Dave Tieff Entertainment at 443-534-4358 or visit http://www.davetieff.com/.