You may have noticed we did
not send out an end of the year fund raising appeal. We didn't do so because
by the end of last year's season the Liberty Free Theatre was in an even
more precarious financial condition than it has been these last ten years,
and there was some question as to whether LFT could continue. In addition,
the wear and tear of touring the county these last seasons has made it
difficult for both artists and volunteers to offer their services as readily
as they did when we had our
So it is with regret that the
Board of Directors and I have decided to close the Liberty Free Theatre.
The sorrow and regret at
having to close the doors, however, does not in any way diminish the
feelings of pleasure and accomplishment that I, the Board, the artists,
volunteers and, I hope, you feel for what we contributed to the cultural
vitality of our community. And, perhaps more importantly, how all of us, as
friends and neighbors, may have opened another door showing others that
small, rural counties can and should provide quality theatre of modest size
and great ambition where "everyone is welcome, always."
The Board of Directors of the
Liberty Free Theatre and I offer you our deep gratitude and a very large
"thank you" for your attendance, support and enthusiasm these last
ten wonderful years.
For the Liberty Free Theatre