Once More Unto the Breach with NCShakes!

Raised: $4,411.00
Goal: $100,000.00

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Updated posted by Meredith DiPaolo Stephens 4 months ago

As of yesterday's mail, you have helped NCShakes receive $70,260! THANK YOU! In addition to that we have received a $10,000 pledge to be matched by another $10,000. We are getting so close to the goal....

If you are in the High Point area, please consider attending our upcoming fundraiser production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL UNPLUGGED, December 20 & 22 at High Point Theatre. It will be a magical show, and we would love to see you there!

Warmest thanks go to the following folks who have given so generously since our last update: Jennifer Schaal, Joe & Fran Craycroft, Michael Howell, Anonymous, Leon & Peggy Wessel, Robert & Jean Phay, Dr. & Mrs. Tom Jerrett, Dr. & Evelyn Harris, Dr. Donna S. Simmons & Mr. James D. Simmons, Ken & Sally Hughes, Dr. & Mrs. Bart Frizzell, In Memory of Wanda T. Ilderton, Edward & Virginia Caress, Rafe Royle, Dr. & Mrs. Ralph E. Brooks, Jr., Liz & Ray Rogers, and Tom & Jean Gooding.


Updated posted by Meredith DiPaolo Stephens 5 months ago

$60,595 and counting! Thank you to everyone for the steady stream of support.

This weekend's Youth Theatre productions of THE TEMPEST and THE HAMLET THRILL-MA-GEDDON at the NCShakes Spirit Center campus are showing promising ticket sales, too!

Other upcoming fundraiser events are SHAKESPEARE ON TRIAL on November 19 and A CHRISTMAS CAROL UNPLUGGED on December 20 & 22, both at High Point Theatre. Please join us, if you can. We would love to meet each of you!

Since our last update, we'd like to thank the following donors who sent lovely gifts via snail mail: Mr. & Mrs. Rafe Royle, Kathy & Hayes Baber, Mark & Rene' Cassady, Joan Poole, Mary Lou Voytko & Joe Tobin, Chuck & Sue Brammer, Geraldine K. Castillejos and Evelyn Harris.


Updated posted by Meredith DiPaolo Stephens 5 months ago

With your help, NCShakes has now received $58,630! And we're not finished yet...

Your support means so much to us, and we are hoping you have lots of friends who also love theatre and might be willing to support NCShakes. Please consider sharing a link to NCShakes on your Facebook and Twitter accounts. We need to reach everyone who values the performance of Shakespeare's greatest works. We need to reach everyone who understands the value of Shakespeare in classrooms across the state.

Our sincerest thanks go out to everyone who has supported us online so far and those who have given by mail recently: Kelli Polon, Frankie Day, Jack Campbell, Jerry & Ann Haywood, Frances Huffman, Mary Lawrence Jellicorse, Gaylee C. Kearnes, David & Vicki Miller, T.L. Stapleton, Phyllis H. Dunning, Tom & Jane Cassady, Louise Lewis Foster, Fred & Liz Jones, Cynthia Leonard, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Lynch, Dr. Bethany Sinnott, Sue & Fred Starr, and Donna Sims. Thank you all!

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Created by Meredith DiPaolo Stephens on September 10, 2013

On July 30, 2013, the NC Shakespeare Festival (NCShakes) suspended its operations, canceling its productions of Macbeth and A Christmas Carol, due to financial challenges. Since then, it has returned to limited operation that includes its spring Shakespeare To Go statewide tour, its youth theatre programming and a series of classes and seminars intended for teachers and students.

NCShakes has kicked off a special fundraising campaign to help the company return to full operations by the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Called ‘Once More Unto the Breach,' the campaign embraces Henry V’s famous exhortation to his troops to join in ardent battle once more in order to gain the victory. NCShakes hopes funds will be raised to help meet its budget needs this year and seed a return to full operation next year.

Please consider making a gift to NCShakes today. Your support will help bring back the NCShakes you know an love, a theatre that has stood for artistic and educational excellence across North Carolina for 36 years.

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