My high school's theatre department recently rented two MAC 700 Profiles for our winter musical production of "Ragtime". My Lighting Designer and I fell in love with them the moment we opened the road case, and we used them for great effects throughout the show. We were reluctant, to say the least, to have to return them after the show was over. Now we would like to get our own, but the problem is their cost. The only way our theatre makes money is through ticket sales, and most of the money goes to paying back the cost of wood, rentals, supllies, etc. Now we are wondering: What are good alternatives to the MACs, but at a lower cost. We made around $17,500 before paybacks, so our pofit will be small, if any. Any ideas?