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Lawrence Community Theatre celebrates its 30th anniversary

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Friday, Feb. 9, 2007

In this week's Pulse Podcast, we visit with Mary Doveton, director of the Lawrence Community Theatre, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. She gives us a brief history of the theater, then talks about a Valentine's Day event that will feature a retrospective of love songs from some of the theater's three decades of productions. A few of the performers drop by to give us a preview. And finally, a look at the weekend's best bets in arts and entertainment.

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hawkperchedatriverfront 7 years, 2 months ago

No plan is feasible financially? Hmm, how about a new building and build it next to the present library. More on the costs later. Parking you say is a problem? Not really. Remove Local Burger building and the Chamber of Commerce and put a parking garage on that side of the street from 7th to 8th with offices on the very top for the Chamber. Now wouldn't that be something if the Chamber coughed up some money for something. That would truly be a public/private partnership. The "hawk" has listened to much chatter for years and no one is thinking. Those who present ideas for the most part are looking at a way to enlarge their personal holdings at the expense of the general public who will be forgotten fast once their pocketbook is picked.

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bastet 7 years, 2 months ago

The theatre would like nothing better than to stay in the downtown area. However, although many possiblities have been considered, no plan was financially feasible given the requirements of renovation. It is too bad that a downtown location has to be abandoned, but think of the wonderful opportunity to expand the theatre's offerings to the community!

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hawkperchedatriverfront 7 years, 2 months ago

Too bad the Community Theatre is not innovative enough to come up with a plan to stay downtown instead of going west. Think about this: The Eldridge Hotel is desperate to keep going and the movement of the Community Theatre is yet another example of poor politics. Why would anyone stay at the hotel with nothing to go to in the evening? How much longer before the 'motel" at Riverfront Mall closes?

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