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Grand Island Little Theatre halts production, works on virtual content

Content will include a reading, broadcast and variety show
Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 11:54 AM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island Little Theatre has put a stop to in-person productions for the remainder of 2020 and shifted its focus to virtual content.

The theatre’s last show was in February of this year and after April’s scheduled production was continuously postponed, the Board made the decision to halt all production. Virtual content will include a virtual reading, a broadcast-style radio show, a variety show and a potential podcast.

“What are some other things we can do virtually for people? Make a little bit of money on that so we can keep the doors open because that’s really what we’re fighting right now," Dave Hulinsky, the Vice President of the Board and a volunteer with the theatre, said. "It’s not what production we’re going to be doing it’s how do we make it to our next production, which is looking like possibly spring maybe even summer but we won’t visit that until after the first of the year.”

Hulinsky says fans and community members should keep an eye on the theatre’s Facebook page and website for any updates on content that gets put out as well as when doors could reopen.

Before the pandemic, the Board was working on purchasing some new equipment for production purposes as some of theirs is out-of-date, however that was put to a stop because the money had to be shifted into an operating fund.

“We’re trying to get some money in to the theatre somehow to keep the lights on and doors open," Hulinsky said. "So when that time comes when we can start doing productions again we have the money to purchase the rights and things like that for certain shows, you know it costs a lot of money to put these shows on.”

Donations to the theatre are always accepted; those can be made by calling the theatre at (308) 382-2586 or by sending an email to director@githeatre.org.

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