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Update on Theatre Charlotte’s Post-Fire Recoveryby Tim Miner on January 20, 2021
An electrical fire tore through Theatre Charlotte on December 28, damaging the stage, seating, light and sound equipment and roof. The Theatre Charlotte stage has been a staple of the performing arts in the Queen City since 1941.
Days seem to move oddly during COVID-time, so to help us all keep the theater top of mind, we asked Chris Timmons, the theatre’s associate artistic director, for an update:
“It has been an exhausting and eye-opening time at Theatre Charlotte,” he said. “The process is underway to remove all contents from the building, which is quite a lot.
“While a somewhat daunting task, it has given us time to reflect on what is important, what can be replaced and the scope of what is lost. Everything is being photographed and cataloged, and the hope is to complete that in the next few days so the interior of the building can be cleaned and areas can be prepped for restoration.
“The community support has been outstanding. Once we get past this next stage, we will be able to engage additional volunteer support.”
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