Welcome Back to the Lofte!
The state of Nebraska has allowed for the opening of theatres at 50% capacity. After implementing a safety plan, reviewed by the Sarpy/Cass Health Department, the Lofte Community Theatre is excited to open Becky’s New Car on September 4th. As Nebraska reopens its economy, we recognize our role as a theatre to bring hope, relief and joy. We’ve consulted with county health officials to promote the safety of our patrons, staff and volunteers during this unprecedented time.
Here is what you can expect for your upcoming Lofte experience.
RE-Making a Reservation
All ticket sales will be through the box office.
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A TICKET PLEASE NOTIFY US OF YOUR INTENT TO USE IT OR NOT BY CALLING THE LOFTE BOX OFFICE.
Because of social distancing our seating capacity is lowered to 120 seats and some of our performances are oversold. You must call the box office by August 28 and tell us if you are planning to attend or not. We respect that not everyone is ready to come back, but if you are we want to make sure we have space for you.
Lofte Box Office 402-234-2553
Click the button below to read the Lofte's COVID-19 Guidelines that must be maintained by patrons, volunteers, and staff before, during, and after your visit to the Lofte Community Theatre.
ALL patrons must follow all COVID-19 guidelines
Please be patient and respectful of our Lofte volunteers and personnel as we all make our way through this together.
THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK TO THE LOFTE AND WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE SHOW!
Raise the Curtain Campaign
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of performing our 44th year of live theater in Southeast Nebraska, we have had to cancel productions. With our usual live performances on hold, the organization is financially struggling, and our ability to have performances in the future, and what those look like, remains uncertain.
While we still plan to provide what entertainment we can, our shortened season and limited seating capacity in 2020 means that the loss of revenue is significant! Even as we minimize our operating expenses, maintaining the facility and continuing core operations requires over $125,000 in annual costs.
We are tapping into our limited reserves and will deplete those reserves before the end of 2020.
To make sure the curtain can be raised in the future, the Lofte is launching a fundraiser campaign called “Raise the Curtain” to cover basic operating costs for the next year.
What YOU can do to help:
Donate any unusable tickets from the 2020 season that you purchased. Any request for a refund for any cancelled show or show that you cannot attend will deplete our precious cash funds. At this point we are deferring a decision on how, or whether, we will be able to make any refunds.
Donate cash to fund our operations during this challenging time!
*As an incentive for personal donations, the CARES Act has made it possible for anyone whodonates to a 501(c)(3) organization a deduction of up to $300. In effect, the government willsubsidize a portion of any given to a charitable organization through a tax deduction.
Commit to buying 2021 season tickets when they go on sale later this year.
Share our campaign on social media. Help us raise the curtain with your contacts!
If you have a contact that isn’t on social media, let us know how best to reach them!
Attend Lofte Barnyard outdoor events this summer.
What the Lofte Board & Staff will be doing:
Communicating the campaign and the need on social media and other channels.
Requesting grants and donations from individuals, foundations, and other organizations.
Contacting our vendors and requesting financial support (contributions & discounts).
Donating, individually, to the campaign (demonstrating that we are “all-in”).
Please help “Raise the Curtain” and make a donation, today!
Click the Donate button below
or contact our office at 402-234-2553 or email@example.com.
By Norm Foster
Performances: October 10-11, 16-18, & 22-25
Six seemingly different stories unfold across a major city on a Friday
afternoon. As the stories unfold we see the tiny details that somehow connect each story to the next. In true Norm Foster style, Office Hours makes us laugh at our humanity. Office Hours is an unconventional race to quitting time. Mr. Foster also wrote Hilda’s Yard, the comedic hit from The Lofte’s 2018 season.