Help us recover from flood damage incurred during Harvey
On Sunday, August 27, 2017, The Company OnStage took on 15 inches of water, warping our newly installed stage, drenching our new carpet, our theater seats that were stacked along the walls awaiting installation, damaging numerous props, set pieces, furniture items, historical documents, photographs, lights, electrical equipment, supplies, power tools, and other irreplaceable items.
The damage delayed the start of our season which was scheduled to open on October 6th, 2017, with the world premiere of "The Most Wretched Deathbed Fever Dreams of Edgar Allan Poe," by local playwright Donna Latham, but we were able to open only two weeks later than originally planned thanks to the overwhelming dedication and work performed by our steadfast volunteers, and by the good people of the community, some of whom are friends, but many of whom were complete strangers who were just out and about looking to assist and provide help. We were able to abate the flood damage, remove the wall paneling, sheet rock, and insulation, remove our newly installed stage, remove all of the carpet that was generously donated to us by the NFL after they dismantled all of the Super Bowl entertainment venues, and prep the theater in time to open for our inaugural season in the space.
To that end, our financial needs are ongoing to help us rebuild our walls and install proper insulation and paneling, and to begin replacing items we lost in the flood.
We know that there are tens of thousands of people in need, so we appreciate any support that you can give. Every dollar makes a difference. Help us keep the arts alive by making a contribution today.
The Company OnStage Board of Directors