American Century Theater, which, in the past twenty years has produced more than 100 shows, will close its doors in 2015 at the end of what will become their final season.
In making the announcement today, the company’s Board of Directors and Artistic Director Jack Marshall emphasized that “the decision to close is not driven by finances, but rather by a sense that the theater has accomplished what it set out to do. Today, many companies have followed The American Century Theater’s lead in reaching beyond the handful of perennial “war horses” to plumb the rich treasures of 20th Century theater. And many plays that were forgotten before being given new life by TACT have received fresh attention, more productions and new respect, in theaters across the country.”
Artistic Director, Jack Marshall added: “We find ourselves fourteen years into the 21st Century, and, in light of our artistic and cultural achievements we think that upon the completion of our final season we will have proved our point, made a difference, and accomplished our mission. Too many organizations fail at the hardest thing, which is knowing when to say goodbye. For The American Century Theater, we think that time has come.”
Their final season will be announced shortly.