The New World Theatre in Cupids has received $30,000 from the provincial government to assist with producing the 2012 theatre season.
In their third season, New World Theatre has become a popular attraction in Cupids, said Tourism, Culture and Recreation Minister Derrick Dalley in a news release.
“As a government, we are committed to our cultural community and pleased to support the tremendous theatrical talent in the province,” he said.
The theatre company also received accolades from Harbour Main MHA Tom Hedderson.
“I am very pleased that the Provincial Government has provided funding for another season of high calibre productions, and I wish the cast and crew all the best,” said Hedderson, the minister for transportation and works.
The praise flowed both ways, as New World Theatre’s interim artistic director, Jeannette Lambermont-Morey, thanked the government for the funding.
“I cannot express how grateful the New World Theatre Project is for the funding we get from the Cultural Economic Development Program,” she said. “We are proud to be able to contribute to the professional arts in Newfoundland and Labrador and are pleased to receive such valuable support.”
This year’s season opened July 5 and runs until August 26.
For more information on the theatre company and their schedule, visit www.newworldtheatreproject.com. The company’s next opening will feature Andy Jones as the title character in a play he adapted from the French, “Tartuffe,” directed by Jillian Keiley.