We have been major supporters of the Harlequin Theater from its beginning. We recognized that Scot and Linda Whitney, as founders, have been the heart and soul of Harlequin. We have watched with dismay as questionable changes have been made.
We received a letter from the new Acting Artistic Director, Aaron Lamb, asking for support while describing a rosy vision for the future. However, the truth is not being told. Mr. Lamb states we appreciate that our ability to do work “is only because of the gift of work by our founders.” Yet the Whitneys have been banned from the theater. Is that really appreciation?
He relies heavily on the #MeToo movement as a contributing factor. Many good things have been realized because of this movement. However, for Harlequin, it has been used to fuel the agenda of the culprits now in charge. Therefore, we will no longer support Harlequin, and will leave our seats empty in protest, until Scot and Linda are allowed to return.
Banning founders and misconstruing a noble movement for furthering a hidden agenda is just so obviously wrong.