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Christmas Comes Early for CCT


Dec. 5, 2005 — Bridge Capital has given a donation of $5,000 to Caribbean Community Theatre.
Kiomie Pedrini, CCT's president, in a recent press release, expressed her gratitude to Bridge Capital, saying, "Not only is this a very generous contribution that will make a real difference to the theatre, but the vote of confidence Bridge Capital has given us means a lot. We are committed to providing meaningful and enjoyable entertainment that speaks to the various cultural groups on St. Croix by choosing plays and musicals with universal themes that people of all backgrounds can relate to and enjoy. Bridge Capital's donation to CCT lets us know we are succeeding in our mission."
In 2004, CCT moved its theatre to 18 Estate Orange Grove in Christiansted, where it has a long term lease. According to the theatre's managing producer, Eileen Bishop Des Jardins, "We have a number of projects planned to improve both the comfort of our patrons and the quality of our productions. The most immediate concern is upgrading our air-conditioning system, and this generous donation from Bridge Capital will pay for much of the cost of this project."
Other projects on CCT's wish list include improvements to its electrical, lighting and sound systems; raised seating; and a lighted marquee.
Caribbean Community Theatre, a non-profit organization, has been presenting live theater to St. Croix for over 20 years. CCT is funded by membership dues, show sponsorships, grants from the V.I. Council of the Arts, and by donations from individuals and corporations. In addition to its regular schedule of plays and musicals, CCT presents a number of fundraisers annually, such as the combination of art show, music and poetry reading known as A&E @ CCT, held last Saturday, December 3.
For more information, check see www.cct.vi.
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