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By Marcy Moyer | Agent in Palo Alto, CA

Shakespeare Santa Cruz Needs Money to Survive

Shakespeare Santa Cruz in Financial Trouble!


Shakespeare Santa Cruz, the 10th largest attended Shakespeare festival in the country, and a staple of the Silicon Valley theatre community since 1982 is in big trouble. The festival has an estimated 40,000 attendees every season at its’ University Of California Santa Cruz outdoor amphitheatre , and is both critically acclaimed, and a  very popular summer destination. The festival is also a great employer of both local theatre talent and has a wonderful internship program that is a fantastic opportunity for theatre students from all over the country.


The Festival always operates with a deficit, despite its artistic successes, but University has always made up the deficit as it adds so much to both the theatre department and the university as a whole.  However, with the current financial crisis the university has given the festival until Monday to come with $300,000. or they will have to cancel this season. There has already been an outpouring of support from the community, but they still more help. As of 5:30 PM Thurs Dec. 18th they had raised $238,036. since Monday. That is very impressive for a theatre company!


If you would like to help go to www.shakespearesantacruz.com and click on the button that says Give to SSC Online. It will direct you to the UCSC donation site where you can choose the option “I would like my gift to benefit: and then there is a pull down menu. Shakespeare Santa Cruz is at the bottom.


Happy Holidays!


Marcy Moyer Intero Real Estate Menlo Park, Ca.




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