Peninsula Players Theatre is announcing the public launch of its capital campaign, Act II: Protecting the Past, Ensuring the Future. Through the campaign, the theater company plans to raise $3.5 million to build two new dormitories to replace the aged, insufficient structures in which company members currently reside. Peninsula Players has received a $500,000 lead gift from the Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Foundation to kick off this critical campaign.
“Our current housing is directly threatening our ability to operate,” said Peggy Reineck-Simpson, a board member and chair of the housing-campaign committee. “It has been more than 17 years since we’ve launched a campaign because we operate with great fiscal prudence and have worked hard to rely heavily on ticket sales versus donations. The purpose of this campaign is not to expand our mission; it is to provide adequate housing with indoor plumbing so we can attract and retain staff and interns.”
Many of the existing structures date back to when Camp Wildwood inhabited the property – before the theater took up residence there in 1937. The dormitories will also replace the mobile outdoor shower trailer, which currently acts as the main bathroom facility for a portion of the company.
Peninsula Players has contracted with the Boldt Company and will break ground in September 2022. Learn more about the theater’s Act II housing campaign and support it at peninsulaplayers.com/act-ii-housing-campaign, or contact development director Danielle Szmanda at 920.868.3287.