Wednesday, 28 October 2020 12:16

Theater Spotlight: Akron Civic, Rubber City Theatre, Weathervane Playhouse Featured

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The pandemic has been hard on theaters and theater companies in our area, but while they've been down; they're certainly not out.

Listen here, as Jeanne Destro gets the latest on how they're planning big comebacks at The Akron Civic Theater, The Rubber City Theatre Company, and the Weathervane Playhouse.

First, our conversation with Val Renner, from the Civic Theater in downtown Akron, where she tells us they've got a big event planned for tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 29) highlighting some dramatic new artwork, and how they're cautiously reopening for some performances.

Next, we talk to Rubber City Theatre Company Artistic Director, Dane CT Leasure, about a new agreement they just signed which puts them in a very advantageous position for attracting top shelf talent who can really shine on their stage in Akron's Northside District. 

We also heard from Weathervane Playhouse Artistic Director and CEO, Melanie Pepe, about a couple of innovative fundraisers they're doing-including a couple of movies you can watch online-while they wait until it is safe again to open back up for live performances.

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