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American Stage - 2012 Century Cycle Campaign

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As 2012 draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on all that American Stage has accomplished this year as well as look ahead to all the exciting things that are on the horizon. To kick off 2013, we will open one of the more acclaimed plays in the August Wilson Century Cycle, The Piano Lesson, set to open January 16.

This past season had many record-breaking shows, with 4 moving into our top 12 for all time attendance, including, Seven Guitars, as the fourth highest attendance in our history. Our critically acclaimed production of August: Osage County won both the Creative Loafing Critic’s Pick Best of the Bay Award and the Jeff Norton Critic’s Choice Award for “Best Play”. In the spring, our production in the park, The Rocky Horror Show, became one of the most celebrated American Stage in the Park productions in 27 years, with Karla Hartley winning the Creative Loafing Best of the Bay award for “Best Director”. American Stage won both the Critics’ Pick and Reader’s Choice for "Best Theater Company'.

Our educational outreach and fee-based programs continue to excel, reaching thousands of Tampa Bay area youth. In October, PARC, a Pinellas based non-profit organization for children and adults with developmental disabilities, honored us for our continued educational outreach service that we have provided for the past 7 years.

The public response to our commitment to produce all 10 plays in the Century Cycle has been breathtaking. We are proud to present our 6th installment of the August Wilson Century Cycle with The Piano Lesson.

The continued support of the community is vital in staging the highest quality productions of August Wilson’s plays, as the operating budgets are significant compared to that of our typical mainstage shows.

It is important to understand that non-profit theatre companies could not possibly operate on ticket sales alone. Producing a show is expensive and we still need your support. If our patrons absorbed that entire cost, ticket prices would be out of reach for the vast majority in our community. In order to keep ticket prices down and keep theatre accessible to all, arts organizations must rely on the support of individuals and corporations.

Please help us to continue the fantastic work that we’ve started with August Wilson and the other productions in our season. Your donation today is an investment in the future of American Stage and in the knowledge that you have played a significant role in the health of St. Petersburg’s oldest professional theatre.

Let’s continue to work together to make St. Petersburg the best arts destination in the country!

Sincerely from our Director of Development

Nathan Lindley

We have four ways that you can donate:
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Make checks payable to American Stage or via PayPal by clicking on the link below. You can also donate by contacting Nathan Lindley at 727.823.1600 ext. 203 or email

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Development Department

PO Box 1560
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

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