Schoolchildren on the stage at Aurora Theatre. The theatre is asking supporters to wear red to the Lawrenceville city council meeting Jan. 7 in support of the Lawrenceville Performing Arts Center Campus Expansion. Courtesy Aurora Theatre

Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville asks for arts center expansion “red out”

In a recent email to theatre patrons, the Aurora Theatre is inviting supporters to attend the next Lawrenceville City Council meeting wearing red at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at City Hall, 70 S. Clayton St. During the meeting, council members will vote on whether to approve the Lawrenceville Performing Arts Center Campus Expansion.

Co-Founders Ann-Carol Pence and Anthony Rodriguez stated in their email, “For this critical investment decision, we need you to be there in force and let Lawrenceville know they have our full support. Whether you live, work or visit Lawrenceville on a regular basis, your presence is important.”

Among the theatre’s accomplishments, the email noted Aurora serves over 80,000 patrons annually, with 20,000 schoolchildren experiencing professional theatre, and provides employment to between 200-300 contract artists each year and a full-time staff of 20 employees and 13 paid apprentices.

“Just like we do for a big game at UGA, we want to have a “RED OUT!” We are asking all of our supporters to wear red to this meeting. Red is the color of love. Red represents this festive holiday season and purple and red are the logo colors in the Aurora brand you have come to love!”

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