Signature Theatre Company Receives $25 Million Donation
26 Jan 2012
The Signature Theatre Company has received a donation of $25 million from The Pershing Square Foundation; in honor of the donation, Signature’s new home will be named The Pershing Square Signature Center.
The donation was given to the company’s new Frank Gehry-designed home in Manhattan and will also help fund the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access, a program that guarantees affordable and accessible tickets to every Signature production for the next 20 years. Tickets to all productions of Signature’s inaugural season at The Pershing Square Signature Center are $25.
As previously announced, the Signature Center Opening Gala Celebration will be held Jan. 30 at the company’s new home. The event will honor actor Edward Norton.
The gift from The Pershing Square Foundation to support the Signature Ticket Initiative is in keeping with The Pershing Square Foundation’s support for creative programs in arts and culture. Launched in 2005, the Signature Ticket Initiative was created to make theatre accessible to all.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.