2nd Street Theater’s production of Harvey by Mary Chase, a classic American comedy and Pulitzer Prize winning play made popular by Jimmy Stewart, will be the theatre’s final production after nine years. Due to the current economic conditions and the high overhead required to run a theatrer, owner Maralyn Thoma said she will be closing 2nd Street at the first of the year.
“It was a very hard decision to make but we will still own the building and it will be open for other groups to produce shows and rent the space for parties and events. I may even produce one or two shows a year as long as the building is available,” says Thoma. The building is currently on the market and she would like to see it remain a theater when it is sold.
“I’m sad to see it end,” says Vicki Pennock, the theatre’s business manager for the past seven years. “Theatre is more than a job, it is a way of life. My kids grew up here,” says Pennock, “we’ve had a great run and created a lot of memorable theater moments.”
If you haven’t yet experienced a show at this little gem of a theatre, don’t miss out.
Harvey runs Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm December 3-19. Tickets are $18 Adults, $16 for Students and Seniors 62 and up.
Information: 2ndstreettheater.com or 541-312-9626.