Friday, July 12, 2013

Playhouse San Antonio Shifts 'Ragtime' to Empire Theatre, July 26 - August 18, 2013

Received July 12 from Playhouse San Antonio:

As you may know, our beautiful, historic Russell Hill Rogers Theater sustained considerable damage during the storms and floods of late May, forcing us to cancel several performances of Spring Awakening. The City of San Antonio took action immediately, engaging architects and engineers to assess the building and provide us with a game plan for continuing with our mission to provide our community with high quality, live theatre - without interruption.

This week, we began the process of repairing our beloved building and have found it necessary to close the Russell Hill Rogers Theater temporarily. While this is unfortunate news, we are delighted at the promise of a brand new roof and ceiling! Thanks to the support of the City of San Antonio, our Summer Feature: Ragtime, will continue as scheduled, but will be presented at The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre (226 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, Texas 78205). We will be contacting each individual who has made a reservation to provide further information and update seating. If you have not yet purchased tickets, we encourage you to do so and join us for this beautiful story of hope in the face of change.

We are grateful to the City of San Antonio, especially the City Manager's Office, Parks and Recreation Department, and Department of Culture and Creative Development, for their continued support and for facilitating both the repair process and the move to The Empire. We are also grateful to The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre for welcoming our team into their venue. We are especially thankful for your patience and understanding as we move forward. We trust that you, our loyal patrons, know that each decision our team makes is for your benefit and the benefit of live arts entertainment in our community.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call us at 210-733-7258.

We look forward to seeing you at the theater soon!

Summer Feature: Ragtime

Friday July 26, 2013 to Sunday August 18, 2013 Ragtime musically weaves together the stories of three extraordinary families, who confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair and what it means to live in America.

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