Friday, December 16, 2011

A Gift That Keeps On Giving


Dear Friends of Flatwater Shakespeare:


Through ticket sales, foundation grants, and the generosity of donors like you, we have successfully navigated this challenging economic climate. But even as we have striven to keep ticket prices low (and we have maintained affordability), our needs have escalated.


For two more years our usual playing space, the Swan Theatre at Wyuka, is being renovated. For that time, then, Flatwater Shakespeare will remain homeless – and none of the funding for that renovation will go to support our interim costs. Your donation is sorely needed to underwrite our expenses as we produce quality stage work in a variety of theaters and alternative spaces: we have increased costs for items such as rent, rehearsal space, portable toilet facilities, transportation, lighting equipment, tents – and even extra publicity just to let you know where we'll be playing!


Become one of our producers as we launch our 2012 Season:


Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika, Tony Kushner's eloquent plea for tolerance and understanding, performed in collaboration with The Haymarket Theatre, where it will open in March.


Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's most romantic comedy – “If music be the food of love, play on!” – performed admission free this summer at the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden and at several Lincoln public parks and other spaces.


A 3rd Production in the fall, to be selected from The Winter's Tale, Much Ado About Nothing, and Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. The title will be finalized once we have determined our playing space – and to do that, we must reach our funding goals for next year.


Your generosity will also support workshops, public discussions, readings, and our annual youth production.


Your tax deductible donation will help us to create more of the finest theatre in Lincoln.


Sincerely,


Bob Hall

Executive Artistic Director

Flatwater Shakespeare Company

P. O. Box 84935

Lincoln, NE 68501-4935


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