So Long Friend: San Jose Rep declares bankruptcy

San Jose Repertory Theatre confirms the worst. The 34-year-old non-profit has ceased operation as of June 9, 2014.

San Jose Repertory Theatre Ceases Operation

That long feared day has finally–regrettably–arrived. For years, San Jose Rep has flirted with financial ruin. Today, the 34-year-old non-profit theatre confirmed the worst: it has ceased operation as of June 9, 2014.

It’s a sad event. No question. The Rep anchored the downtown San Jose arts scene – one that has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the years. I hope Rick Lombardo, Cecilia Clark, and the other 50 or so employees–many now friends with Loni Stark and I–land on their feet, and are able to once again bring their creative talents and passion to the arts community.

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