Hampton Theatre Company
2019 Matching Grant Opportunity
All donations matched 100% through July 15!
We hope you’ll agree that it has been a very exciting year for the Hampton Theatre Company. After starting the season with Ken Ludwig’s “A Comedy of Tenors,” we were able to introduce some new elements of LED lighting for Ernest Thompson’s “On Golden Pond,” and then complete the first phase of an ambitious LED upgrade and bring all our resources in design, tech and talent to bear for the smash hit “Man of La Mancha.” It seems only fitting that HTC is toasting this already exceptional season by closing it with Noël Coward’s classic champagne cocktail of a comedy, “Private Lives.”
Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of our faithful audiences and generous patrons like you. Every year the cost of producing high quality, professional live theater continues to rise. As we continue to hold the line on ticket prices to make our shows accessible to the broadest possible audience, box office sales cover only about 50 percent of what it costs to mount a production. That’s why our annual appeal is so important, and why we are so excited to announce our “Lights Up!” Matching Grant campaign for 2019.
The founding members of the June C. Ewing Producers Circle have generously pledged to match all donations to this year’s Hampton Theatre Company annual appeal up to $25,000. All donations up to that amount made by July 15, 2019 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Producers Circle, effectively doubling your contribution in response to this appeal.
Today, some 34 years since its founding, the HTC continues to go far beyond community theater, continually embracing the highest standards of professional productions, on a par with or superior to what is offered on New York City stages.
As a professional theatre company, we must also try to keep abreast of expensive technical advances in sound, LED lighting, and projection equipment that can significantly enhance the theatergoing experience. That’s why we are dedicating a significant portion of the funds raised in this year’s annual appeal toward the second phase of a three-phase LED lighting and sound equipment upgrade.
Along with the actors, directors, designers and tech crews, our supportive audiences and generous patrons play an essential role in enabling us to bring great writing to vibrant life on stage. We hope you, our treasured friend, patron and supporter, will join with us to take advantage of this year’s wonderful “Lights Up!” matching gift opportunity.
Secure donations may be made online by clicking below or by mailing your check to Hampton Theatre Company, PO Box 400, Quogue, NY 11959.
It is not possible to adequately express our appreciation for your support, which is the sustaining life blood of the Hampton Theatre Company.
Andrew Botsford, President
For the Board of Directors: Andrew Botsford, Rosemary Cline,
Terrance Fiore, Lynne Jones, Diana Marbury, Lucinda Morrisey
and Betsy Webb Rowe
From our recent production of “Private Lives”