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."
(Photo credit: South Coast Repertory)