Show Will Go On For Interplayers | Arts & Culture
After making a desperate plea to the community for help and a last minute fund raising effort, Interplayers Theatre announced Thursday that the show will go on.
In April, Artistic Director Reed McColm announced that the theater needed to raise to $150,000 by May 31st in order to remain open for a 33rd season. This coincided with the launch of a new fundraising campaign, Producing Partners, aimed at gaining sponsorship from local businesses and the show announcement for the upcoming season.
Since foreshadowing that they may close, Interplayers has raised $103,000 in cash and pledges. While that isn't the number they said they needed, the board is confidant that fundraisers scheduled for later in June will provide them with a sold base to launch the next season.
"We know it was a lot to ask and we are greatful," McColm said. "I really feel like we have a real shot at keeping quality theater in Spokane for a long time."
Interplayers anticipates needing around $150,000 every season and intends to fundraise through out the year to keep financial crisis at bay. With year to date ticket sales ahead of previous seasons, Interplayers anticipates not only an exciting 33rd season, but also a bright future for years to come.
For more information on Interplayers and their upcoming season visit interplayerstheatre.org