Support the Granite Theatre, and get your name inscribed on a seat

Support the Granite Theatre, and get your name inscribed on a seat


WESTERLY — It may not be the cat bird seat exactly, but it’s been attracting quite a bit of attention. And that’s exactly what it was designed to do.

The enormous six-foot chair on the lawn in front of the Granite Theatre that’s been turning heads since it appeared Tuesday night at the intersection of Broad, Elm and Granite streets was created with PVC pipes, chicken wire and tarps by theater volunteer Kent Williams.

“It one way to get the buzz out on our ‘Top Brass’ campaign,” said Christopher Donohue, the secretary of the Renaissance City Theater Inc., the nonprofit producing entity of the Granite. “It’s really a fun program.”

Donohue said patrons are being encouraged to purchase theater seats, at $250 each, which will give them the right to have an inscription etched on a small plaque on the top of “their seat,” he said.

“It can be the donor’s name, or a tribute to a loved one, or any message that will fit on a maximum of two lines and 40 characters per line, including spaces,” Donohue said.

Donohue said the theater has already sold two seats via “word of mouth,” and there are now fewer than 50 left to sell.

“We are selling them on a first-come, first-served basis,” he added, “and to be fair, the purchases will be determined by the postmark of the mailed-in donation.”

Forms are available at the theater box office, 1 Granite St., he added, by they must be sent to RCTI, The Granite Theatre, 23 East Main St., P.O. Box 462, Mystic, CT, 06355.

The $250 is considered a donation, he said, and is fully tax-deductible.

Interested buyers can call at 860-245-4445 for more information.

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