Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE 2016 14 donor spotlight Rowland and Patricia Rebele Since Rowland “Reb” and Pat Rebele moved to Santa Cruz over thirty years ago, they have been passionate in their support of the arts. With many cultural opportunities to take advantage of, Shakespeare in Santa Cruz attracted them for its ability to draw the community together. They believe that is important. “We have always loved Shakespeare,” said Pat. “Even while living in San Diego, we were going to The Old Globe Theatre and enjoying the dancing on the green, the Elizabethan music, and, of course, the plays were great.” Both were introduced to Shakespeare at a young age. Reb’s very first Shakespeare play was an outdoor production in Saratoga of A Midsummer Night’s Dream when he was just ten years old. It was an exciting night he recalled, “Olivia de Havilland appeared as Hermia and of course, she was a very famous actor from Saratoga who had come there to perform.” Another wonderful Midsummer memory for them is Audrey Stanley flittering among the trees playing Puck in the Festival’s early years, and they “think it’s wonderful that this first performance in the new theater will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The Rebeles have been stalwart supporters of the company from its first performances in the 1980s. “It’s a treasure in Santa Cruz County and we have often thought that our plays are every bit as good and on balance as the plays at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, which we go to every year.” Reb continued, “It often happens that the plays are better than Ashland.” Whether it’s the Santa Cruz Symphony, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Santa Cruz Chamber Players, or Jewel Theatre Company, the Rebeles feel one doesn’t have to go to San Francisco, New York, or London to be afforded top-notch productions. “People in Santa Cruz are hooked on quality. It’s a wonderful plus to living here.” It’s nice to support the arts. Especially when they are as well done as they are here in Santa Cruz. - Rowland Rebele “ ”