In light of last week’s announcement from the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the community is coming together to help save The Rep. Community volunteers are hosting a Rally for The Rep on Tuesday, May 1 at 5 p.m., directly in front of the theatre. Residents are encouraged to come out and show their support by donating to The Rep’s “Next Act” campaign.
“We were all devastated to hear the news that one of our community’s most iconic cultural institutions is on the verge of shutting down,” said volunteer organizer Anna-Lee Pittman. “From Little Rock to New York, the public outcry has been felt, and countless memories and stories of lives changed by The Rep have been shared. We hope this Rally will unleash a groundswell of support and renew our community’s commitment to keeping the theatre alive and properly funded for generations to come.”
The Greasy Greens will perform, founder of The Rep Cliff Baker will be in attendance, and special guests and friends of The Rep will make remarks.
“In order to continue operations, The Rep must raise $5 million,” said Dean of the Clinton School and volunteer organizer Skip Rutherford. “But in the immediate, there are vendor bills that need to be paid and a three-story facility to maintain. For people like me who love The Rep and who recognize its cultural significance for this city, now is the time to step up and make a contribution.”
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