The "Mirror Up To Life" blog, a blog on Boston Theatre, has a reference up to the whole question of CitiGroup's funding of Commonwealth Shakespeare. As we locals know, the production run was cut crazy short this year, a mere 1 week instead of the usual 3. When it rained on Saturday, we all thought we were done for. I don't know about anybody else, but I certainly was clapping when it came time to "thank our sponsor" for screwing us out of 2 weeks of theatre.
Say what you will about budgets and finances and where the money went. According to the article linked, the CEO took a salary cut of 100k this year, but still got a $1.265 million bonus. Shakespeare's budget, meanwhile, was sliced in half, to $480k.
Hey, I rented my chairs and put my cash in the hat when it came around. I wonder if the CEO wants a piece of that action, too?