HOW YOU CAN HELP PENDRAGON CONTINUE TO FLOURISH
We’ve all seen the exciting headlines:
SARANAC LAKE WINS $10M STATE GRANT FOR DOWNTOWN
“The village board has designated the Pendragon move as the top priority project for the DRI grant.” -- Adirondack Daily Enterprise, August 8, 2018
This letter, however, is about NOW. The DRI (Downtown Revitalization Initiative) grant will not fund our current operations. Only a portion of it will be designated by the village for our move to a new downtown theatre. So, while the prospect of a future new home is exhilarating, we remain laser-focused on the present. The work onstage at our Brandy Brook home has never been better: we continue to bring you top-quality professional theatre that engages, challenges, and enthralls. From the laugh-out-loud comedy The Love List, to the thought-provoking drama Marjorie Prime, to the frolicsome adaption of the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice, we’ve made it clear that we won’t rest on our laurels.
But we can’t bring you professional theatre without your help.
Attracting the kind of actors, designers, and directors you’ve come to expect from Pendragon requires competitive salaries. Producing large cast and musical pieces means higher expenses per show. Upkeep on our aging building saps funds from operations. And while attendance has risen significantly over the last five years, ticket sales cover only a third of our operating expenses.
Now more than ever, we rely on your donation.
Your gift now, entirely for current operations, gives right back to you in the future. Supporters like you make possible the top-quality professional theater Pendragon audiences see night after night.
Help us celebrate our upcoming 40th anniversary season as a vibrant pillar of the arts in Saranac Lake by making your gift to Pendragon today.
Karen Lordi-Kirkham , Executive Artistic Director
John Nicholson, Managing Director
P.S. Speaking of upkeep, anyone who wishes to make an additional donation for our emergency $10,000 air conditioner replacement will be appreciated by patrons and actors alike!