The company is trying to “recoup expenses” from the gala, which was canceled by Bremer Trust—which oversees the estate—following Prince's April 21 death.
Artistic director Jack Reuler told the Star Tribune, “This was the biggest thing we’d ever planned, and a great number of people had spent a year planning it, “ adding that the president of the trust had assured the theatre company “that we would be made whole.”
“Ever since May, we’ve been dealing with Bremer Trust. We went to mediation with a judge,” Reuler continued. “We didn’t come to a number that both sides agreed to, so the process continues … and we will come to a natural conclusion.”
The figure in the claim is based on similar fundraisers undertaken by other organizations as well as tickets that were refunded and items collected for various parts of the evening, including live and silent auctions.