The Soaring 20’s
Monday, October 26, 2020
Due to Governor Baker’s encouragement to not hold public gatherings, and as a precaution to protect the communities we serve because of the COVID-19 outbreak, New Repertory Theater has made the difficult decision to postpone our Gala 2020 (previously scheduled for May 5) to Monday, October 26, 2020.
“It is my sincerest wish that our community will support and take care of the arts organizations and local artists that have brought so much joy to so many,” says Michael J. Bobbitt, Artistic Director of New Repertory Theatre. “Like so many other industries, this crisis puts our organization at risk. The aforementioned productions, tours, and Gala comprise 20% of our operating budget, and a potentially devastating loss of nearly $275,000 this fiscal year. We will need our community’s help to make it through this.”
We recognize that these decisions may cause significant inconvenience to our most loyal supporters and patrons, but please know your well-being and the well-being of our artists and employees will continue to be our top priority. The CDC has clearly communicated that one of the most effective measures for controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is social distancing. Based on that recommendation, we feel it is our ethical responsibility to put the common good ahead of any one individual or institution.
Sponsors and guests of Gala 2020 will be contacted by our Development Manager, Ari Herbstman, with more information about the postponement of this annual event. Gala 2020 is currently scheduled to take place on Monday, October 26, 2020.
Sponsored in part by
Red Carpet Sponsor
Marcy Crary and Tim Hall
Lillian Sober Ain
Laura and Michael Dreese
Christopher Flynn & Daniel Newton
Chris Noble and Chris Farrow-Noble
Caroline and Andrea Holland
in honor of their mother, Vivien Li