If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. $30,000 of lighting and sound equipment has been stolen from the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival. I have trouble imagining the pigs that would commit this sin against art, but men are men, the best sometimes forget, and expectation is the root of all heartache.
Shows have been rescheduled to perform in daylight and reduced in price to attract patrons. What is past is prologue and what’s done can’t be undone, so let’s show some support to them, as an overflow of good converts to bad and pleasure and action make the hours seem short. Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness. I would go on, but brevity is the soul of wit.
The Sacramento Shakespeare Festival performs at the William A. Carroll Amphitheatre in William Land Park behind Fairytale Town across from the Sacramento Zoo. Make donations here to help them out.
UPDATE: The case is breaking and some equipment has already been recovered, including the light board and a box of microphones!