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PlayhouseSquare announces renaming of Second Stage following gift

Jane and Jon Outcalt
Jane and Jon Outcalt

Second Stage will be known as the “Outcalt Theatre”

In honor of longtime PlayhouseSquare supporters Jane and Jon Outcalt, PlayhouseSquare recently announced the plans to rename Second Stage Theatre (part of the Allen Theatre Complex) the “Outcalt Theatre”.

Jon Outcalt has served since 1983 on the PlayhouseSquare Board of Trustees and was chair from 1996 through 2000. It was during that tenure that he saw the acquisition and renovation of the Allen Theatre. Recently, the Outcalts made a 2.5 million gift to PlayhouseSquare as part of the theater preservation fund. This gift is the largest every received from a family by PlayhouseSquare.

“We are humbled by the stewardship of Jon, Jane and their family,” said Art J. Falco, president and CEO of PlayhouseSquare. “They are outstanding examples of leadership, volunteerism and extraordinary generosity.”

“PlayhouseSquare is a treasure,” said Mr. Outcalt, “We feel a responsibility to the community, and to future generations, to help keep it that way. It is our hope that this gift will encourage others to join us.”