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Making Spirits Bright


True Repertory Theatre is spreading the Christmas spirit this Holiday season as they embark on their ​Making Spirits Bright​ campaign, featuring a Holiday Food and Toy Drive and an Online Christmas Share-A-Thon. These projects are presented in sponsorship with First Parish Unitarian Church, Kingston, and are part of True Repertory Theatre's Project 719 community outreach program.

True Rep’s ​Online Christmas Share-A-Thon​ brings the Christmas cheer virtual, as members of the theatre’s company bring you into their homes, sharing stories, songs, recipes, and more, to share their own Christmas joy with the entire family! Tune in to True Rep’s Facebook page (@TrueRepertoryTheatre) at 7pm ET starting December 11th, and every night til Christmas, to join in the Christmas cheer!

Thank you to everyone that donated toThe Holiday Food & Toy Drive​ that ran from December 11th,12th & 13th from 5-8pm at The Beal House in Kingston!  The drive aims to support the more than 600,000 people struggling with hunger in Massachusetts. Non-perishable food donations and unwrapped toys for children aged 0-12 were collected, as well as raffles held for beautifully-decorated Christmas trees and two new bicycles. Complimentary beverages and baked goods were also provided. All current Covid-19 precautions were in place, including social distancing and masks being required. Drive-up service was also available. All food items will be donated to local food pantries and toys donated to Toys for Tots in partnership with the Kingston Fire Department.

"We at True Repertory Theatre consider ourselves immensely fortunate for the support the community has shown us.,” Artistic Director Donald Sheehan explains, “We are both grateful and honored to present Making Spirits Bright a​ s a gesture of goodwill and thanks to so many who have given so much to us."


Project 719 is a community outreach program that was established in 2005 by True Repertory Theatre founder/artistic director Donald Sheehan. The program was established to support various organizations within the community. Since its inception, it has been an incredibly successful program that has given the theatre the ability to reach out beyond the 4 walls of the theatre and positively impact the lives of amazing people from all walks of life. Some of our programs have included fundraising, food and toy drives, and organizational awareness campaigns.

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