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Intrigue Theater stars work magic for Turpentine Creek’s big cats

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Intrigue Theater stars Julianne and Sean-Paul present a donation to Tanya Smith, center, president of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Photo contributed by Eric Studer.

EUREKA SRINGS — The March 13 benefit performance by Eureka Spring’s Intrigue Theatre for Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge generated almost $1,000 in proceeds while providing a well-deserved night of entertainment for a sold-out house and more than 20 TCWR interns and staff, who recently completed a large-scale rescue of more than 30 big cats.

“Julianne and I were so impressed by the unbelievable effort of everyone at Turpentine Creek, we decided to put the ‘unbelievable’ to work for them. We knew their staff needed a break after safely relocating over 30 tigers and cougars in less than 4 months,” said Sean-Paul, founder and star of Intrigue Theater. “After learning it takes about $10,000 a year to feed and care for a big cat, we also new we needed to do more than entertain the staff and interns.”

“The show proceeds will go a long way in making a better lifelong home for our wildlife family,” said Tanya Smith, co-founder and president of TCWR. “Our interns really needed a reward after a four-month-long rescue operation. They loved the show and can’t wait to take visiting friends and family. Its wonderful so many local businesses realize our interns are great ambassadors for local businesses.”

Proceeds help finance ongoing care for over 120 tigers, lions, leopards, cougars and other wildlife who make TCWR, one of America’s largest big cat sanctuaries, their lifelong home. For refuge details, visit or call 479-253-5841.

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