Hello Everyone-

The first show flew by and now we are in the thick of our second show which opens on November 5th! None of this could have happened without the fine people who came out and supported us. We had a positive earning (budget-wise) with "The Bacchae" and many of the local Oak Park and River Forest residents were so, so kind to us. I/we cannot thank you enough for all the love.

Opening night in September was a huge success for many backers came out and saw the show and then celebrated afterwards via a drink and toast!

It was a lovely sight, and I wish you all could have been there. Never-the-less, the show closed to sold-out crowds, and we were told that our attendance numbers were highest ever in the history of Madison Street Theatre’s Studio space!

On our final Thursday night performance (September 24th), we reached out to Hephzibah Children’s Association in Oak Park and created a PACK THE PLACE FOR HEPHZIBAH NIGHT! This was a night in which all of our show’s earnings for the evening would go 100% to Hephzibah (www.hephzibahhome.org) and the foster children who live there.

We packed the place and raised over $1,000.00 along with an awareness for these children and the difficulties they face. Mary Ann Brown, Hephzibah’s Executive Director, gave a speech afterwards in honor of the cast and crew. It was very special to say the least.

Many of you live nearby and came to see the show and it was truly appreciated. Our website has all your names on it and will forever for all your support. Go to Donation page and have a look!

On August 24th, we got our official 501c3 status granted!!!! WOOOOOOOOO!!!

I am jumping around everywhere, but before I go, I am asking that you all tell friends and family to come see our next show “Talking With…” by Jane Martin. It is an award-winning, well-written monologue show featuring 11 brave women telling 11 stories. These women are sometimes serious, sometimes funny and very much in search of something. Highly theatrical yet simple.

See the show! Please! We run November 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 at 7:30pm at Madison St. Theatre in Oak Park and also the 8, 15, & 22 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $20-$15 dollars and our website has all sorts of group discount nights! Please purchase tickets via www.stbctalkingwith.brownpapertickets.com now or email us (if you are a season ticket holder) at info@saltboxtheatre.org.

Thanks so much. Hope to see you all there.

This is your theatre, too!

Brian Fruits & Saltbox Theatre Collective