South Coast Repertory Receives $5 Million From Julianne Argyros

South Coast Repertory Receives $5 Million From Julianne Argyros

South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California, has announced a $5 million gift from Julianne Argyros.

The theater will use the gift to create a new production of A Christmas Carol to premiere in December 2021. Argyros and her husband, George, a real estate investor and former ambassador to Spain, have supported South Coast Rep since the 1970s and have served as honorary producers of A Christmas Carol for the past thirteen years. 

"For fifty-six years, SCR has thrived as a bright light in Orange County. Its future, under the leadership of David Ivers and Paula Tomei, is truly exciting," said Julianne Argyros. "George and I are thrilled to play a part in that."

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"Christmas Comes Early With Surprise $5 Million Gift." South Coast Repertory Press Release 12/14/2019. Paul Hodgins. "South Coast Repertory Receives $5-Million Argyros Donation." Voice of OC 12/15/2019.