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$2,165 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 44 people in 45 months
Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre’s mission is to present extraordinary theatre in an intimate space, emphasizing the use of classical technique, in rotating repertory with a resident company of artists.

We opened with our first two shows EVER just a week ago, and things were going great! Our turnout is a little small, but we're new, and it takes time to build an audience. We've received fantastic reviews and have experienced the most beautiful outpouring of community love and support. 

Unfortunately, we're in a bit of a panic because it turns out that the vendor whom we purchased our chairs from is a fraud. We've been renting chairs up until now waiting for the delivery of our purchased chairs. The vendor even claimed that they would pay for the chair rental until the purchased ones arrived.

It was revealed late today (October 15th, 2015), that this vendor is a fraud and a crook. While TART should be able to "charge back" the cost of the purchase through our bank, we are now on the hook for over $3000(!) for the chair rental... and we are still without permanent chairs.

TART is actively working to find a lawyer and pursue litigation against the vendor. BUT, in the meantime, chairs are a thing a theater needs (I think you'd agree).

Therefore we are starting an urgent "chair dedication" donor campaign.

We just need 100 people to "purchase" a chair so that we don't lose our shirts trying to get this situation resolved quickly.

We are asking for a donation of $30 per chair - which will also have a dedication plaque, and will come with a free ticket to any TART show this season.

I just need 100 generous people with $30 each, a love of theater and who also like having their name engraved on things.

Please purchase a dedication today. Or, if $30 is too much, but you'd still like to help, you can donate a smaller amount or even just spread the word.

Any support is deeply appreciated! 

As they say, "The Show Must Go On!"
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We're almost 60% funded! Thank you to everyone who has purchased a dedication so far! Only 42 chairs remain!

Also, don't forget we're running A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story through December 20th! Come down and enjoy what critics have called a "captivating" and "transformative" telling of this classic tale.

Happy Holidays!
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Woo hoo!! We are officially over the half-way mark to our overall goal of $3000! Just 50 chairs remain!

Thank you so much to all of our amazing donors so far! We cannot express out gratitude enough!
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Uh-oh! It looks like we may have stalled out with just 60 chairs left to go!

If you've donated a chair dedication, thank you!!!

If you're thinking about donating, now is the time! Help us get over this hump and all the way to our goal. We're just a little less than half-way there.

$30 gets you a personalized dedication and a free ticket to any show this season! Plus, you help ensure that patrons get a place to sit to see our world-class entertainment.

Every little bit helps! Thanks, again!
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And we're off like a shot this morning of day two! Thank you so much to our early-bird donors this morning.

Just 60 chairs left to go!
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Steven Sanders
45 months ago

Jen, are the chairs padded?

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Raised by 44 people in 45 months
Created October 16, 2015
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JH
$30
Jennifer Hulme
40 months ago (Offline Donation)
$60
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Volchek Maggie
40 months ago
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Colleen Cassidy
40 months ago
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$50
Bethany Smith Staelens
42 months ago

If a Christmas Carol is any indication of the quality of theatre we can expect from TART, you are destined for great success!

WF
$90
Wolf Family
43 months ago

Thank you for showing us a wonderful evening! It was fantastic getting to see Byron perform again, as the last time we had the opportunity to see him was during his performance of Fiddler in Las Vegas. Bravo!

$30
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Georgia Shreaves
43 months ago
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44 months ago
Steven Sanders
45 months ago

Jen, are the chairs padded?

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