On January 26, 2016 New City Stage suffered the loss of our greatest friend and supporter. Our founding board president Russell W. Yurchak passed away from natural causes. He was 75 years old.
An early champion of New City Stage's work, it was his relationship with and admiration of the Kennedy White House that spawned our finest achievement to date, RFK. It was Russell's first hand accounts of the JFK Presidential campaign and insights into the Office of the Attorney General that fueled our desire to re-tell the stories of our nation's famed political dynasty. He even provided some of the original photos of Robert F. Kennedy that have accompanied our proud production.
Since our first production in 2006, he generously donated every year to New City Stage Company, including giving us the seed money to grow into a full professional equity theatre. Most recently, he funded both of our Philadelphia productions as well as the Washington, D.C iteration of RFK.
In short, we couldn't have done it without him. His untimely passing forced us to once again postpone our festival celebration of Robert Kennedy's legacy. We will bring you the Ripples of Hope Festival next year as a tribute Mr. Yurchak and Bobby himself.
But in the meantime, we have a very special production this summer that we think you'll find most intriguing…
The world premiere of ROSEBURG.
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