14. mar. 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 are rehearsing a play that they will perform at Ravensburg Theatre on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The play starts at 7.30 p.m.
Tickets are available now from Ravensburg Theatre: https://theater-ravensburg.reservix.de/tickets-der-zerdepperte-krug-amateurtheater-in-ravensburg-theater-ravensburg-am-18-4-2018/e1173245
The ensemble will be 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. Marquart mixes love, jealousy, small-mindedness, and dark secrets into an entertaining cocktail shot through with plenty of humor.
The CHG-MERIDIAN theater troupe will be taking to the stage for a good cause. “We are donating the proceeds to Theater-Rucksack and the MOSKITO theatre and circus school,” say Klaus Denzler and Georg Waxenberger, who are leading the ensemble. The Theater-Rucksack 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 – with financial backing from their employer. Recent examples include the sale of home-baked biscuits to raise funds for Kinderstiftung Ravensburg, a charitable foundation that cares for socially disadvantaged children, and a company fitness initiative, the proceeds of which were donated to the Radio 7 Drachenkinder charitable initiative.
“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.
CHG-MERIDIAN is one of the largest employers in the region, with around 300 employees at its headquarters in Weingarten in Upper Swabia. The business model focuses on financial services and the efficient management of capital expenditure in technology. Its customers include businesses and government institutions. CHG-MERIDIAN was founded in nearby Berg in 1979 and now has 35 branch offices in 22 countries.