70th Anniversary Gala
ARENA STAGE CANCELS ITS 70TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
We hope that all of you are staying safe and well. Due to ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the high degree of uncertainty that will continue for the next several months, Arena Stage has made the difficult decision to cancel the 70th Anniversary Gala originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at The Anthem.
The cancellation of this event, along with the suspension of remaining 2019/20 Season productions, has had tremendous financial consequences for the theater. To help stabilize Arena Stage during this difficult time, the Roaring Back Fund was created to address lost revenue, sunk expenses and ongoing operation costs. All funds donated will go toward ensuring our artists and staff can continue to produce the best of American theater.
Despite the difficult circumstances we all face, Arena Stage is finding new ways to navigate and connect with audiences and the community. Arena is stepping up as only a theater could. Our costume shop delivered over 1,000 masks to Children's National Hospital and our artists are contributing little pieces of virtual art to brighten the landscape. In this time of adversity, it is heartening to see Americans doing the best we can during these challenging days, navigating new realities.
We would like to thank our generous sponsors and event leadership for their support through these challenging times.