>Ratio Theatre Company Announces Title Sponsor

>New Bern, NC – Managing partners of the Ratio Theatre Company, Alan Berger and Joey Infinito have announced The Outback Steakhouse as their 2011 -2012 Title Sponsor. “Any performing arts company must rely on ancillary support in addition to box office receipts in order to keep ticket prices affordable and still remain viable. Sponsorship from the business community is a natural partnership between the arts and merchants. We are delighted to welcome the Outback Steakhouse as Ratio’s Title sponsor for its 2011-2012 season. Outback has an outstanding reputation in the restaurant business and provides the high level quality of product that Ratio offers in theatre productions. We are grateful for Outback’s generous support and we look forward to a mutually rewarding relationship.” Berger said.

This is Ratio’s third season of producing professional theatre in New Bern. This year’s line-up features four plays; The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney, The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy, Talk About The Passion by Graham Farrow and Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman. As this year’s title sponsor, the The Outback will offer complimentary refreshments for opening night audiences as well as providing the dinner for Ratio’s upcoming “Dinner and a Show” promotion, in addition to partnering in advertising efforts with the theatre company.

Said Infinito, “It is largely through the vision and forward thinking initiative of responsible organizations that the arts community here in New Bern remains vibrant. We would like to thank Outback for taking a role of leadership in the community by supporting professional artists and sponsoring Ratio’s third season.”

Season tickets, at greater than 20% discount for 4 plays, as well as individual tickets for all Ratio Theatre Company productions can be purchased in advance at The Bank of the Arts, or by calling the Ratio Theatre Company; (252) 626-0358 or by reserving online: www.ratiotheatre.org.

All Ratio performances take place at the New Bern Scottish Rite Auditorium 516 Hancock St. New Bern, NC. Ratio Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit theatre company.

Submitted by: Andrea Owens, Ratio Theatre Company, 252-670-7736