Is Theatre Aurora not "culture"? I thought the supporters of this board did not want the Town to be in the business of subsidizing culture.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 26 May 2016 at 07:26
Every now and then I am compelled to publish a comment like the one above.
Not because it makes any sense but because it doesn't.
Where did that person read that the town is subsidizing or has ever subsidized Theatre Aurora?
Not here. Nor anywhere in the more than fifty years of existence.
There have been businesses that helped out . Macdonald's Furniture used to lend used furniture for props.
The building was donated for the purpose of a theatre. The original seating was a gift. A grant and
volunteer labour made the clean upand build, stage and back stage and other accoutrements
Earnings invested eventually turned the small concrete forming plant, into a little bijou theatre with curtains,backdrops,sound and lighting and ambiance and proper seating.
Never was there a demand for funding from the town. Never any exchange except a contribution to the life of the community.
People bought tickets to pay for their entertainment. Others bought a subscription for the season.
Many generations of Aurora thespians,singers, dancers and performers of all kinds have gone to work every day and come home to work long hours at their first love, the theatre, to fulfill a need within themselves.
The commenter read all of that and then asks an irrelevant question;
"I thought this board did not want the town to be subsidizing culture"
One can only conclude a lack of reading comprehension. ..or a built- in bias against anything
said on the issue...or just a general lack of intelligence.
Whichever it is...it's the key to our political woes.
The reason why the citizens you would like to run for office, don't.