Nov 9, 2018 | Weingarten
It is not unusual for colleagues to get together socially at lunchtime or after work. But a dozen employees of CHG-MERIDIAN, the Weingarten-based provider of technology management and financial services, have signed up to a project that is unusual – in their spare time they rehearsed a play that they performed four times on stage at Ravensburg Theatre.
The ensemble was staging ‘Der zerdepperte Krug’, a crime comedy written in the Swabian dialect by local author Bernd Peter Marquart. His humorous piece is inspired by The Broken Jug, a comedy written by German playwright Heinrich von Kleist.
The performance of the CHG-MERIDIAN theater troupe was for a good cause. “We are donating the proceeds to ’Theatertäschle’ and the ‘MOSKITO’ theatre and circus school,” say Klaus Denzler and Georg Waxenberger, who are leading the ensemble. A total of 3,000 euros was donated to the two organizations.
The ‘Theatertäschle’ project, of which Ravensburg Theatre is a sponsor, brings theatre into the classroom at schools across the region. The ‘MOSKITO’ theatre and circus school is a joint initiative of Ravensburg Theatre and Kreisjugendring Ravensburg, an association of local youth organizations.
This is not the first time that CHG-MERIDIAN’s employees have come up with an idea to support community-based projects. As part of the company’s CARE initiative, the workforce is collecting ideas for supporting good causes.
“Corporate social responsibility is firmly established in our corporate culture. We support our employees’ commitment to regional community-based projects, and our CARE initiative ensures that good ideas have the right impact where it is needed most,” says Dr. Mathias Wagner, Chairman of the Board of Management of CHG-MERIDIAN.