Friday, January 19, 2007

Southern Intrigue

There had been talk of a new kid on the block (if you charitably extend the Richmond block to include Hopewell). The historic Beacon Theatre was set to debut “Wit” next week in what was billed as a theater “fully restored to its original beauty.” But then this week I was forward this info:

Due to uncontrollable circumstances, and in the best interest and protection of our cast, the Board of Directors and staff of Hopewell Preservation, Inc and the Beacon Theatre regretfully have to reschedule the performances of 'Wit'. Original dates were previously scheduled for January 26 through February 4.

Hmmmm. I’m sure there’s a story here, but I certainly have no clue what it is. The show, originally scheduled to run two weekends, has since been rescheduled to one weekend in March. I guess I could call someone and try to get the inside scoop on this but I prefer to fill in the mystery with all sorts of wild speculation. I’ve got to do something to entertain myself.

5 comments:

pnlkotula said...

Well Dave, this is purely a guess, but Paul and I went to an art show/fundraiser back in the fall there, and although the parts that have been renovated are beautiful, there is much yet to be done. I would imagine some inspection found unsafe conditions. When all the work is complete, it will for certain be a showplace and a real draw for the City of Hopewell. The nostalgia factor alone is worth a bundle. I wish Kenny and crew all the luck in the world. We sure can all use more options.

pnlkotula said...

Oh Dave, Dave, wherefore art thou, Dave?

Anonymous said...

'Wherefore' means 'why', not 'where'...

LKotula said...

Thanks anonymous. It's a joke. You know, when you are friends with someone, and miss hearing from them. But oh, maybe you are too self-important for those. So sorry for the misuse.

Anonymous said...

So, um, like, you know...is this blog ever going to be updated? LOL