The larger theater will cost about
The announcement of the new theater was made at a Saturday luncheon by
The theater company soon will begin a fundraising effort that it expects to conclude by its Blue Moon Gala the last Saturday in
The theater will contain about 10,000 square feet on the first floor and some 5,000 square feet upstairs. There will be an elevator connecting the floors. The elevator in the current
The new facility will have two theaters, a larger one constructed in the traverse style of the current theater, with the audiences on two sides of the stage. It will have seating for about 150 patrons, about a third more than the Furman stage accommodates.
"We want to keep the intimacy of the current stage, allowing the audience to interact with the actors on stage," Rainey said.
The larger stage will rise some 35 feet above the floor, allowing scenery pieces to be dropped in as needed, something lacking now.
The second area will be a black box theater for smaller productions. It will double as a setting for
The architect, noting that the
Rainey praised the current theater, but said, "We flat have outgrown this facility." She said she wants the facility to be able to serve the
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