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Giving Tuesday: You make it possible

by Stages Repertory Theatre on November 28, 2016

Over the past year, with the leadership of the Board of Directors, Stages has begun implementation of a visionary new plan that seeks to make critical investments in Houston's theatre community creating a more robust ecosystem for artists and audiences to thrive. Staging our Future will transform our community and invigorate Stages' mission of advancing theatre and enlivening community to make a more vibrant Houston. Philanthropic support from individuals like you and Houston's generous foundation and corporate community makes this possible!

As we enter the holiday season, a time of giving, please consider pledging your support to Stages’ Giving Tuesday campaign. Tuesday, November 29, is Giving Tuesday, a National Day of Giving that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. After a tremendously successful Giving Tuesday last year, Stages is launching a campaign this year to raise $10,000 in support of the regional premiere production of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, opening in May 2017. Stages is one of the first theatres in the U.S. to produce Jethro Compton’s innovative stage version of this gripping tale of love, hope and revenge in the lawless Wild West. This is one of the few plays that brings the beloved Western film genre to life on stage!

Stages’ production will employ a striking theatrical twist: The characters of the hero (Ransome Foster) and the villain (Liberty Valance) will alternate between two lead actors, David Matranga and Adam Noble, who will each learn both roles and switch characters for alternating performances. This artistic choice not only creates an opportunity for two seasoned Houston actors to increase their creative capacities, but also opens up a compelling exploration of the potential for both good and evil in every person.

This campaign is especially important because the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance is matching individual gifts up to $250 dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $10,000.

40 donations of $250 would meet our goal of $10,000 to support this production. Please consider joining today by pledging your support. Click here to donate.

Your support helps Stages’ develop and nurture local talent, and partner in growing the Houston theatre community. Thank you for your continued support of Stages Repertory Theatre.





Mark Folkes
Managing Director of Stages Repertory Theatre