“Now is the winter of our discontent…” but whether it will ever be “made glorious summer” is in doubt in the theatre world. In late September, NYC’s Metropolitan Opera canceled its entire 2020-21 season, citing the threat posed by COVID-19. Suddenly, the survival of live performance venues everywhere was called into question. Smaller venues, including the historic Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo, joined the industry-wide effort to bring the Save Our Stages Act before Congress. If passed, the bipartisan bill would provide $10 billion to help live performance venues survive the pandemic.
As fans of the Templeton Performing Arts Center know, it too has been shuttered for the duration, and we too need your help. One way you can help is to become a member of the TPAC Foundation. Just go to our website at TempletonPACFoundation.org and join today. Your support for the TPAC and for other live performance venues in our county and throughout the nation can help save our stages from California to New York, from the TPAC and the Fremont to the Met. We’re all in this together, and together we can help save the stages we love.
Shakespeare’s stages survived plague and fire—they were routinely shut down or gutted by flame, but they always came back. And so, too, will the Templeton Performing Arts Center, with your support.