In The Audience
We’re truly grateful for our donors and our Eventide members. They keep our theater going with their financial contributions and their commitment to purchase tickets to our shows.
One of our longtime patrons, Cara Watson found herself sitting in the front row during a Sunday matinee of To Kill a Mockingbird and was so taken by the performance, she spoke to our management team about the impact it had on her and how impressed she was by the production.
She reaffirmed her commitment to supporting the theater and engaged in a thoughtful dialogue that was both reflective and light-hearted.
How long have you been a member of our audience?
Oh, about 16 years, I can’t remember years as well as I used to.
What was the first show you saw at Eventide?
The first show, and frankly I wasn’t terribly enthusiastic about going, but it was
The Laramie Project, and when I saw it, I thought that maybe I’ve moved to the
right place. I thought that if you could do The Laramie Project for the enrichment and enjoyment of the audiences, then maybe it was ok that we left New York to move up here.
Why do you support Eventide Theatre Company?
Because I think it is the most enriching theater company on the Cape. They always do things that make me think more about life, and what is most really valuable about life, and I really care about supporting that.
What show in particular was your favorite?
That’s not fair! Because you enjoy each show in a different way, each show is chosen for a different aspect in terms of casting the right actors in the right roles. If I had to choose one, I think it would be To Kill a Mockingbird. I think your approach sort of hit us in an indirect way. It was enormously subtle and very helpful in developing our culture.
Why do think theater is important on Cape Cod?
Because when you walk into that theater (The Gertrude Lawrence Stage), you lay all your assumptions aside about life and you get new ones, new goals, new realizations that are so fresh and they are strong and healthy and they help you understand our world better. So, kudos to you! You are enlarging people’s lives.