By Scott W. Harrison
The Theater at Lime Kiln might not go dark after all.
Last Friday, Lime Kiln’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to keep the theater going. This came four days after Tony Russell, who was then executive director, recommended closing the theater.
At that time, Russell said the theater was out of money and had no choice but to close.
Instead, the theater’s board decided against his recommendation.
The board said in a press release Friday that it will take over day-to-day operations in an attempt to repair the theater for next year’s season. The board has also laid off Russell and the theater’s other employees.
The theater will continue its “Help Stoke the Kiln” fundraiser, and it is asking former donors to allow their money to be used for needed repairs.
It will also look for additional funding to go forward.