Students applaud Avery Clark after a matinee performance of Henry V in September 2012.
What’s your favorite production at The Rep? If you’re like many of us, you probably have several favorites.
Did you know The Rep’s Student Matinee Program allows thousands of school children from across the state to see those same performances for as little as $8 a seat? The impact of live theatre on these students is truly inspiring.
Here’s a comment from a history teacher about our program:
“The Rep can teach more in two hours than I am able to teach in weeks. The stories are so enthralling and the acting so superb, my kids walk away grasping hard topics such as racism (A Raisin in the Sun), compassion (To Kill a Mockingbird), empathy (The Elephant Man), and revenge (Hamlet).”
A teacher from a small school in rural Arkansas shared this with us:
“Over 75% of our students are on free or reduced lunch, so the affordable student matinee prices are essential. Every year, some of our seniors become the first high school graduates in their family and for several of our students, Arkansas Rep is their first experience of live theatre beyond the school play.”
Will you help us continue this program by supporting this important cause? Your donation of $50 will help a student attend a matinee performance. Your donation of $100 would help pay for two students to attend. And a donation of $1,500 or more could pay for an entire classroom.
Please consider sharing your love of live theatre with students across Arkansas by making a donation to our Student Matinee program. On behalf of our artists and staff, thank you for your consideration and your continued support!
Robert Hupp, Producting Artistic Director
Arkansas Repertory Theatre