Letters to the Editor

Make Centerstage's holidays bright

A couple of weeks ago, I read an article about south King County’s local theatrical organization called Centerstage Theatre. The article told of their financial struggles and the possibility of the organization closing down. I find this very unfortunate.

My wife and I have attended a variety of their plays. The quality of the productions has always been high. Centerstage under the artistic direction and management of Sharon Munsey has provided fun, thought provoking and inspirational entertainment to our community for many years. She and the many other volunteers over the years have worked tirelessly for us. Isn’t it time we did something for them?

As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, I hope we find room in our hearts to support a struggling, local institution. A $50 donation provides a costume for one play while $7,500 covers the costs for rehearsal and performance space for one play. Even larger gifts of real estate, securities or whatever can be set up to help Centerstage long term and meet the donors own unique needs. For instance, larger donations can be structured to provide the donor a monthly income for life through a trust arrangement or charitable gift annuity. Centerstage can help with these arrangements and is a 501(c)(3) entity, so all gifts are tax deductible.

Please contact Centerstage Theatre at 253-661-1444 or visit at 1710 S. 341st Place Suite B-1 in Federal Way (zip code is 98003) regarding your gift and to check out their holiday project. Thank you.

Thomas H. Argyle

Federal Way

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