March 13, 2014
A local theatre group searching for a stage will reopen this spring.
Play On! theatre lost its space last May and has been looking for a new home since. They now have a temporary home in the Belmont neighborhood in Charlottesville.
The group will use the space for office space, rehearsals, and performances for audiences of up to 30 people. Play On! will also travel and perform in local wineries, farms, community centers, and other venues.
"For the short term atleast, we think this is going to be a great home for us. It's gonna keep us going to get us back in the business of putting on shows. So, we're all very excited about being here now," said Play On! Executive director Alex Citron.
Play On! will move into the space April 5.
On April 26, it will have a large yard sale at the IX complex in Charlottesville to sell off items that can't make the move.
On May 15, it will perform its first show after the move at Albemarle Ciderworks. The show, a musical review called "Two Ladies," a collection of duets by women from a variety of musical genres.
"We think it's going to be a great opening show for us," said Citron.