It is hard to believe, but approximately half a year has passed since our long-awaited "11.11.11" opening. The entire Palm Beach Dramaworks team had high expectations for our inaugural season and I am pleased to report that those expectations have been significantly exceeded.
Overwhelming demand for tickets enabled us to add performances of our first three shows, and we still ran at more than 90 percent capacity. The first stage of our Capital Campaign raised nearly five million dollars. In addition, the quality of our exciting new theatre space combined with the outstanding work delivered by the Palm Beach Dramaworks artistic and technical artists has already made us a destination for top professionals both locally and around the country. This will be evident to an even greater extent when we move to the second season in our new home.
Despite these results, much remains to be done. In particular, a successful next stage of our Capital Campaign would enable us to purchase our theatre, continue to invest in the future, and build a reserve to further solidify our financial position. Many of you have already generously donated to both our Annual and Capital campaigns. We greatly appreciate your past and future support.
Thank you for everything you have done to make Palm Beach Dramaworks the vibrant organization it is today. As always, if there is anything that any of us can do to make your experience more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to let us know.