School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Tickets for Lampoon 2013 now on sale

The Wayne State University School of Medicine Aesculapians student honor service group will poke fun at medical school, the faculty and themselves in the 2013 Lampoon, all while raising money for an organization that works to secure abandoned  buildings and provide homes in the city of Detroit.

Lampoon, an annual tradition, is set for March 29 at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit. This year’s event supports Motor City Blight Busters, an organization that recruits corps of volunteers to provide remedies for the city’s abandoned properties.

Lampoon consists of tongue-in-cheek skits and videos produced by members of each of the four medical classes. Each class produces about 20 minutes of material for the evening’s entertainment. This year’s theme is “The Wayne Game.”

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Doors to the hall will open at 6 p.m. VIP tickets are $45 and include seating in the VIP section, two drink tickets, parking next to St. Andrews Hall at no additional cost and complimentary hors d’oeuvres at the show. VIP tickets will be delivered to the address that purchasers provide when buying tickets. General admission tickets are $18 and will be available for pickup at the School of Medicine on several designated days before the show, as well as at the hall door the evening of the performance.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://lampoon2013.weebly.com/. Students will sell tickets in the Scott Hall cafeteria during lunch hours from March 11-15.

In its 22 years, Motor City Blight Busters has committed 658,000 volunteer hours, painted nearly 700 Detroit homes, boarded up 379 abandoned buildings, renovated 176 houses and built 114 new homes to provide housing for more than 1,000 people. The organization has demolished 113 abandoned homes and conducted nearly 4,000 neighborhood cleanups.

For more information on Lampoon, to purchase tickets or to donate to the cause if you are unable to attend the event, contact Bhavana Bhaya at bbhaya@med.wayne.edu.
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