Roger Rocka’s and GCP assistance project

We all love Roger Rocka's Dinner Theater and Second Space Theater. It might surprise you to know that they are  not great moneymakers. In fact, these two separate (but very connected) businesses run on very  small margins and actually suffer losses on some of their less popular productions. The corona virus has closed these venues indefinitely because of the city's shelter-in-place rules.

While Dan and Laurie Pessano, at GCP, and Roger Rocka, who owns the dinner theater, have vowed to re-open as soon as possible, there will likely be major restrictions on public gatherings when they do. The theaters will probably have to open to half capacity to meet state and local requirements. Since they don't make much profit on any show, even with a full house, they will undoubtedly lose money on shows until we get back to our real lives.

They need us. Several people have already forfeited their season ticket value to help out; but, even if we all did that, it won't be nearly enough. Please chip in. Our initial  goal is $50,000. If that's not enough, we'll ask again.

There are many worthy causes out there, including many non-profit organizations that need your help. We encourage you to give to them as well. But Fresno cannot lose Good Company Players and Roger Rocka's. In the cultural sense, these are our theaters. They give us many hours of joy that cannot be replaced. Please let's give back and support them in this time of need.


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    • $200 
    • 6 d
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    • $50 
    • 13 d
  • Carla & Elna Ogden 
    • $300 
    • 14 d
  • Robert E. Actis Jr 
    • $100 
    • 16 d
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    • $100 
    • 17 d
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James Irvine 
Fresno, CA
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