The Gift Doth Stretch Itself

“If both gain, all the gift doth stretch itself as 'tis received, and is enough for both.” 

All’s Well That Ends Well, II.1


As the metaphorical curtain comes down on another great year at SIR, we would like to thank you, our loyal audience, for your enthusiastic support. 


Thank you! You were with us every step of the way back to our original home in the breath-taking Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park, for the picturesque production of Henry V.  Those of you who came out to see it will no doubt recall many memorable moments and images from your experience there: the rolling piano; marching soldiers silhouetted against a setting sun; the Chorus reporting from up in a tree; and, of course, the majesty of the ruined monastery itself.  


The response from those who attended our public performances of A Stripped-Down Midsummer Night’s Dream (and that of the thousands of students who saw it as it toured across the prairies) was also a delight to behold, and we are proud to have this charming comedy as the latest addition to our “Stripped-Down” canon.


In all, we could not have wished for a more exciting, entertaining season – and yet, as we wind up our year end and prepare to exeunt for our “Holiday Hiatus”, we fear there may be naught but coal in our SIR stockings.  For, despite the success of both of our productions, we’re still seeking donations before December 31st to help cover the cost of our expanded school tour and outreach activities.  This year’s tour spent more time travelling outside the city than ever before (including a four-day stint in distant Sioux Lookout, Ontario)!


We ask you to consider including SIR in your holiday giving with a gift of $500, $50, or even $5. All gifts will help us to ensure a strong future of public and school performances and educational outreach. We have exciting plans for next year’s 20th Anniversary season and look forward to sharing them with you soon.


Should you so choose, donations may be made by sending a cheque to the office, or simply click on the CanadaHelps button on the left side of your monitor.


We thank you for giving this your consideration, and as we head towards the holiday season, all of us here at SIR wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday and all the best for the New Year.





Michelle, Kevin, and Matt



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