Just three months after an arson fire gutted the Eleanor Roosevelt Building, home to Taproot Theatre, the first show of the 2010 season will be held in the old playhouse.
The opening night for C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” is tomorrow night in their old space at 204 N. 85th St. At first, Taproot was told that it would take four months to renovate the building, but they were determined to open their 2010 season at home so they came up with a modified plan which rebuilt the public areas first. “They’ve (the workers) been working 10 hours a day, six days a week, to make it happen,” Scott Nolte, co-founder of Taproot Theatre and director of the upcoming “The Great Divorce” told PhinneyWood. “There’s been a lot of work to do, and some moments it looked like it might not happen, but here we are, days before opening.”
PhinneyWood has all the details of “The Great Divorce,” the rebuilding and the community support.