Christmas is a-commin’ and the goose is gettin’ fat.|
Please to put a penny in the old man’s hat.
Gin ye nae ha’ penny, then a ha’penny will do.
Gin ye nae ha’ ha’penny, then God bless you.
It's that time of year again. There's frost on your windshield in the morning. There's a whiff of woodsmoke on the breeze (on approved burn days, of course). The star is lit on Flagstaff Mountain (low energy bulbs). All retail establishments are flooding you with Christmas music from opening to closing. Oh, and every non-profit in the known universe is asking you for money.
We're a non-profit - we have to ask. (Boy, are we ever non-profit.)
If you saw our recent production of Juno and the Paycock you probably recognized all of the furniture from previous shows. Theater is even harder on furniture than small children since it gets moved, in a hurry, so often. Fortunately none of the furniture collapsed during this show, at least not during a performance. Still, we really need new furniture.
Since Juno and the Paycock took place in a rundown tenement apartment, the often repaired and generally seedy flats (which made up the "walls" of the set) looked appropriate. Some of those flats are older than some of the cast. We've decided to break down and replace all our flats. Each flat isn't terribly expensive, but there are a lot of them to replace.
Other costs, of course, only go up. The Dairy Center will be undergoing major renovations, particularly of the dramatic theaters, in 2015 & 2016. Half of our next season will have to be performed outside of the Dairy Center. At this point, we don't know how this will affect our rental costs.
In short, we need money. We hate having to ask for it, but it's the only way we can survive. We do what might be considered a "retro" style of theater. There aren't many theater companies doing it these days and we need your help to keep it going. All donations are tax deductable. Click the button below to donate now via Paypal, or send your check to: