A Message from Steve Lloyd – To all of our patrons, volunteers, actors, directors and supporters
The past two weeks have been very difficult for us all. Exactly two weeks ago we had a finance committee meeting and I was asked what would be the worst case scenario of this health crisis. My answer seemed impossible but I replied that we would shut down, everyone would be laid off, including me, the theater would be moth balled and we would hope to preserve as much of our capital as possible so we would have the ability to reopen when the time came.
Well, that’s where we are. My efforts now are to save an organization I have spent thirty years helping to build. With no income, and some expenses we can’t completely avoid, we are preserving what we have for as long as we can. Your patience, generosity and understanding are needed now more than ever.
If we owe you refunds, if you can afford to donate that back to us, it would help, otherwise we will get it to you when we can. We hope to come back with “Mary Poppins” and “Slow Food” and pick up where we left off. With your help whenever we are able to gather together once more to celebrate and enjoy the talents of our community we will be here. HART is a family, and I’m missing you all.
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