High Rent Forces ‘Play On!’ Theater to Move
A nonprofit, all-volunteer theater in Charlottesville is taking the show on the road after high rent forced it out of the IX building.
Play On! will move into a space on Goodman Street. The Belmont building will house rehearsal space and allow for intimate performances for audiences of up to 30 people.
The community theater troupe will travel around to places like wineries and historic sites to put on their plays and music revues.
Theater volunteers will begin moving in to the Belmont location in April.
“It's changed the way we're going to have to do things, obviously, and it's going to change the type of shows we can do,” said Alex Citron, executive director of Play On! “We've done a lot of fairly large shows and musicals in the past. Being portable and in venues all over the place, we may not be able to be quite so big. But, we continue to try to do good, quality shows.”
Theater volunteers will begin moving in to the Belmont location in April. Its "grand re-opening" season of shows starts May 15 at Albemarle Ciderworks.