Dear Friends of the Rose,
Thank you so much for your generous support, attendance, and donations over the last three years. Many of you pledged to support the Adobe Rose in our recent fundraiser, which raised $50,000. While we did not reach our $100,000 goal we have found another way to move forward with our own shows and keep our first rate facility available to Santa Fe’s burgeoning theatre scene. Yesterday, the Adobe Rose Theatre signed a contract with the International Shakespeare Center (ISC) to turn the operations of the Rose over to the ISC.
Maureen and Bruce have donated their theatre equipment in toto to the ISC so that in addition to producing their own Shakespeare, the ISC will be able to rent the space to the Santa Fe community in the same manner that ART did. ART, which will retain its 501c3 non-profit status, has the right to produce two ART plays per year at the theatre, which will be renamed The Swan. We are eager to continue to provide the same quality, invigorating theatre for the region that we have produced over the last three years.
The ISC’s commitment to youth theatre with the Upstart Crows program is matched by its work with Santa Fe’s High Schoolers and the students’ annual festival, which fulfill two of ART’s more important mandates. We are very happy to partner with an outfit that wishes the serve the community in a manner similar to ART.
Stay tuned in the coming month as we finalize our own Adobe Rose productions. We urge you to continue to support theatre in Santa Fe by coming to the renamed Swan. The seats are the same and the café awaits you!
With deep appreciation for the support that you have provided us over the years,
Maureen Joyce McKenna and Bruce McKenna