PITTSBURGH, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the renaming of its intimate, 260-seat black box theater in recognition of George Greer’s 25 years of support. On Monday June 25th, board members, supporters, and staff of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Eden Hall Foundation honored Mr. Greer and celebrated the new Greer Cabaret Theater name.
“George and the Eden Hall Foundation have long been stalwart supporters of culture, education, and community development in the Pittsburgh region, and in particular our work in the Cultural District,” says Pittsburgh Cultural Trust President and CEO Kevin McMahon.
Over the course of 25 years, George Greer has served on the Trust’s executive, finance, and development committees, played an active role in fundraising, and contributed significantly to key Cultural District initiatives such as the O’Reilly Theater, Cabaret Theater, free festivals, outstanding events, and the planned conversion of the former Bally Total Fitness Club property on Sixth Street into a first-run movie theater Cineplex. As Chairman and President of the Eden Hall Foundation, George Greer champions arts and culture in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, recognizing that they play a key role in improving a region’s quality of life.
Eden Hall Foundation Executive Director Sylvia V. Fields says, “We are proud to be a contributor to the rich heritage of culture and arts in the city of Pittsburgh. Supporting Pittsburgh’s Cultural District supports our dreams of realizing a brighter future for our region.”
George Greer expresses, “The Greer family and I are unbelievably honored to have our name above the doors of the Cabaret Theater, which holds a very special place in the spectrum of entertainment in the Cultural District.”
The newly-named Greer Cabaret Theater, formerly known as the Cabaret at Theater Square, is a part of the Cultural Trust’s mixed-use Theater Square structure, which also features a box office and parking garage. The Greer Cabaret Theater will continue to offer fantastic musical productions, late-night entertainment, live music, and outstanding food in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District at 655 Penn Avenue. For information about the Greer Cabaret Theater and Backstage Bar, call 412-325-6769 or visit TrustArts.org/Cabaret.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts-lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation, and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.
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