Well, after a little awkward communication, Gloucester Stage has indicated they'll accept my donation in honor of Bill Marx. How and when it ends up being listed in the program is still in negotiation.
And all I can think is:
Why didn't I think of this sooner?
It's just such a beautiful means of blunting the nasty edge of Mr. Marx's brand of criticism - every time he lays into a company with an eye to fluffing his own ego, I'll make that company a donation. (As this is bound to happen often, the donations may become quite small, so battered theatrical entrepreneurs, don't get your hopes up!) And in the future, can a Bill Marx Theatrical Benevolent Fund be far off? The mind boggles!