The Park Theatre was recently awarded two grants from New Hampshire foundations. The first award, presented to the Theatre by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, through the Ruth and James Ewing Fund of the Monadnock Community Foundation, is a grant for capital campaign support through the acquisition of a donor database that the Theatre will employ to increase efficiency in fundraising. “With the Theatre’s constituency increasing from areas both in and out of the Monadnock region, we need to continue sound management in not only fundraising, but in the care of the precious relationships that evolve from these new introductions. The database we choose will be one that honors this part of our mission, too,” states Caroline Hollister, President of the Board of Trustees for The Park Theatre.
The second award, presented by the Stannard and Dorothy Dunn Charitable Trust of Lyme, NH/Barbara Roby, Trustee, supports the Theatre’s 2011 programs, which includes benefit events planned for the Theatre by its Performing Partners. “Our Partners are integral to our success and are planning to perform in the restored and reopened theatre,” states Caroline Hollister. “The Trustees have always wanted to showcase the talents of our Performing Partners, and this grant from the Dunn Charitable Trust has given us the opportunity to present some very special performances with our Partners to benefit the restoration of the Theatre.”
CDFA TAX BENEFIT UPDATE: The Theatre’s tax credit campaign has only $11,000 remaining in available tax credits for businesses to use to donate to the project. “The Theatre has received $489,000 support from the area’s businesses,” said Campaign Chair Donald Upton. “New Hampshire’s tax credit program makes it possible for businesses to donate to the Theatre - with their tax dollars - and, in effect, gives the business the ability to contribute ten times what it otherwise might be able to do.” The economic benefit of a restored Park Theatre to the community and businesses alike was demonstrated last year with the Americans for the Arts’ Economic Impact Study showing that The Park Theatre has the capacity and potential to bring $482,000 into downtown each year. “Beyond that,” stated Caroline Hollister, “is the ongoing relationship between the Theatre and area businesses that benefits all of us. We are forever grateful to the businesses for their exemplary support. Their tax credit donations represent 20% of the total project need to reopen the Theatre.” For additional information, contact Caroline Hollister, Board of Trustees President of The Park Theatre, at (603) 532-7711, at PO Box 278, Jaffrey, NH 03452, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Park Theatre’s official 2011 Season begins July 7, 2011 at 7:00PM with the Academy Award-winning film, SAN FRANCISCO (MGM 1936), starring Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt, and Jessie Ralph (Director: W.S. “Woody” Van Dyke III). Many more must-see films are scheduled in The Park Theatre’s free Summer Movie Nights, Saturdays at the Cinema, and beyond! Films are free to the public, and shown at the Jaffrey Woman’s Club, Main Street, Jaffrey, from July to November. Refreshments are available for purchase on-site. For a complete list of all events, and to see The Park Theatre's Fifth Mountain Mural online, please visit www.theparktheatre.org. The Fifth Mountain Mural can be seen at the Sarah Hogate Bacon Emergency Care Department of Monadnock Community Hospital, where it will reside until the Theatre’s renovation is complete.
The Park Theatre's 2011 Season is the result of the Theatre's collaboration with the Jaffrey Woman's Club and numerous performing artists throughout the region that intend to mount their productions in the reopened Park Theatre. One of those Performing Partners, The Monadnock Chorus, presents Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem (to be sung in English), with featured soloists soprano Maria Ferrante and baritone Mark Cleveland, on Saturday, April 30th at 8:00PM, and Sunday, May 1st at 3:00M at the Peterborough Town House. The concert will also include Samuel Barber’s beautiful Agnus Dei (Barber’s Adagio for Strings with lyrics). Tickets can be purchased in advance for $18 each ($10 for Students and Children) at Steele’s, the Toadstool Bookshop, and online at www.monadnock-chorus.org . Tickets at the door on the day of the concert are $20 each ($10 for Students and Children).
The Park Theatre participates in Arts Alive!, whose mission is to enhance quality of life by advancing arts and culture in the Monadnock region. For more information about Arts Alive!, visit the Arts Alive! website at www.monadnockartsalive.org. For a complete list of all Theatre and Theatre Partner events, and to see The Park Theatre's Fifth Mountain Mural, please visit www.theparktheatre.org. For additional information, contact The Park Theatre at (603) 532-7711; email@example.com, or at PO Box 278, Jaffrey, NH 03452.