The seventh annual Comedy for a Cause, Charlotte Players’ premier
fundraiser, took place at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center on Sept. 13. The eight-member cast of local business and community leaders, under the direction of Dr. Chris Constance, delivered some huge laughs.

Photographer Steve Lineberry, in his first year as chair of the event, did
a yeoman’s job putting together the cast and providing a fun evening for
all.

The event benefits the Charlotte Players many programs, including the
Charlotte County Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Kids OnStage.

Comedy for a Cause cast members on stage, from left, Bill Gladwell, Chuck
Matos, Jesse Cantwell, Mike Moody, Kelly Rittenhouse-Pomerville, Kim Seals
Parks, Amanda Stahl-Stacey and Mike Hearn.
Amanda Stahl-Stacy is all smiles after winning the Judges’ Choice Award.
Director Chris Constance hands Kelly Rittenhouse-Pomerville the second of
two awards she won that night: People’s Choice Award and Best Overall all
Fundraiser Award.
Jessica Cantwell celebrates her Sponsors’ Award.
Comedy for a Cause director Dr. Chris Constance.
Englewood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ed Hill and Kim Shedrow.
Glen Nickerson and his wife, Tracy Weikel.
Cast member Kim Seals Parks tries to stay focused amid the mayhem.
Ron and Linda Howard.
Dolly Parton Charlotte County Imagination Library founder Sean Smith and
Janie Duke.
Charlotte Players past president Sean Doherty and his wife, Tonya.
Charlotte Players Executive Director Sherrie Moody and her husband, cast
member Mike Moody.

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