Since its inception in 2008, the Civic has striven to offer our community the best in theater. We believed in staging the important plays of the world theater canon, the significant modern works of the 20th century, and contemporary plays that comment on the major sociopolitical issues of our day.
And for eleven hard years, we have done that. In total, 94 productions, averaging to nine shows a year, were mounted as complete, rehearsed productions, with costumes, sets, and audiences. In the last two years, we realized we no longer needed to advertise. Patrons came through the door for every show.
In February 2020, right before we were to open with a production of Strindberg’s Miss Julie, a lockdown order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 shut off all our income, and in June, we lost our lease on the theater we built.
We lost tens of thousands of dollars, our entire renovation of the place was ripped out, and the following that blessed us with their presence at shows vanished. We applied for aid from the government twice and were turned down twice.
Therefore, your gift makes an impact. Everyone can see it; and we can feel it.
We are still here, only online. We are alive and kicking, eager to return to the stage!
Please donate. Even a small amount is a gift.
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