An Unexpected $1 Million For Baltimore Shakespeare

“At a time when the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival was feeling the pinch of rising costs, the small, 13-year-old professional theater received a surprise, anonymous $1 million gift to create an endowment fund. … The festival was considering producing only two shows,” rather than its usual four per year, “when the $1 million gift came in. Instead, the theater, which has a $600,000 budget, now has a firm financial base.”