UPDATE 12/3: Read the full news story here.
To go with the breaking news update just posted about the Theater at Lime Kiln’s closure, here’s the text of the original press release I received. Feel free to share any thoughts in the comments.
Theater at Lime Kiln’s Board of Directors announces cancellation of “A Classical Victorian Christmas” and initiates closure of the theater.
Due to many competing events in the month of December, Theater at Lime Kiln has, regretfully, cancelled the upcoming show “A Classical Victorian Christmas.” Ticket sales are low and the cost of the show is expected to outweigh income by more than the theater can currently handle. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. Refunds will be processed prior to December 7.
The Theater at Lime Kiln Board of Directors has struggled over the past few years to find a solution for its many financial challenges. The recent “Help Stoke the Kiln” campaign did not raise enough money to begin rebuilding the crumbling physical infrastructure at The Kiln, or for programming for a 2013 season. As a result, the board will move forward with a dissolution plan for Theater At Lime Kiln to conclude in March 2013.
The board feels strongly that a great opportunity to support the arts and outdoor entertainment exists in the heart of Rockbridge County for the right organization with the right resources. Questions should be directed to George Huger at 540-463-3612 or Mike Stolarz at 540-784-0432.