AURORA | Officials from the investment company that manages the Shadow Theatre Company building on Dayton Street say they'd like to see the troupe vacate by Jan. 5.
Cornerstone Equity LLC Partner Michael Rasser said a final agreement with the company on the specific terms of the exit would be finalized by Friday, but he added that he would like to see the property vacated by Wednesday, Jan. 5.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
AURORA | Cornerstone Equity Partners met with Shadow Theatre board members Wednesday to discuss the terms of the theater’s looming eviction from their current building on Dayton Street.
The meeting included Cornerstone partners Doug Adams and Michael Rasser, as well as Shadow Board President Herman Malone and board members Michael Hancock, Peter Cukale and Jim Wheeler. The meeting came two days after the investment company formally announced they were beginning eviction proceedings for the theater located at 1468 Dayton St., after their continued failure to pay the $7,500 monthly rent on the building.
“I would say the meeting went well,” Rasser said. “Both parties discussed how we can move forward and we are striving by the end of Friday to have an agreement between us signed, sealed and delivered which would work for everyone.”
Rasser added that there was no discussion of the Shadow Theatre trying to stay in its current space.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Stacey D'Angelo, far right, director of theater at the Community College of Aurora, joined cast members from the school's production of "Romeo and Juliet" during a preview performance on Nov. 12. In CCA's staging, the Montagues were played by hearing actors and the Capulets were played by deaf actors.
The Community College of Aurora drew attention from around the metro area last month for its new twist on an old tragedy.
CCA theater director Stacey D'Angelo reimagined the feud underlying William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" as a conflict between the deaf and the hearing. Juliet and her Capulet brethren were played by deaf actors, while Romeo and the Montagues were all hearing.
The show drew sold-out audiences for its two-week run in November, and according to Performing Arts and Humanities Chair Ruthanne Oriheula, the popularity could result in a revival.