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AURORA | The Shadow Theatre Company has canceled the extended January run of its musical “An Evening With Nina” at the Aurora Fox theater, according the troupe’s artistic director.
Shadow creative director Hugo Jon Sayles said that low audience attendance spurred the decision to pull the plug on the extended run of the musical at the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. Productions of “An Evening With Nina,” written by Sayles, moved to the Aurora Fox earlier this month, after the investment company that owns the Shadow Theatre Company building at 1468 Dayton St. started formal eviction proceedings against the company.
The Shadow had originally planned to continue the run of the original musical until the end of the month, but Sayles said ticket sales didn’t justify continued performances in the Fox’s smaller studio theater.
“I closed ‘Nina’ just because the numbers were so low,” Sayles said. “They started out okay, but they just really dwindled.”
In December, partners from the investment company that manages the Shadow building at 1468 Dayton St. said they were evicting the troupe from the property, citing a continued nonpayment of the $7,500 monthly rent.
Shadow officials have insisted they’ll finish the rest of their current season, but have not specified a location for the production of “In Search of Eckstein: A Love Story,” which is due to debut Feb. 24.