Taproot Theatre nearly destroyed by fire
Posted 23 October 2009 - 01:57 PM
Taproot is just the kind of endeavor we are hoping for when we talk about Christians working with vision, integrity, and excellence in the arts. It is an important part of the Seattle theatre scene, and a wonderful operation.
Jeff Berryman -- actor, novelist, and local pastor -- blogs about the event here.
Please pray for the people who run Taproot, especially Scott and Pam Nolte, who are dear friends of mine.
Posted 23 October 2009 - 02:11 PM
Tonight's performance of Enchanted April is definitely canceled ... the one I was scheduled to usher at, don'tcha know. I gather (as of noon on Friday) that they're still seeking an alternate space for tomorrow's shows.
It's not just a performance space ... there are offices in the basement, as well as thousands of bucks' worth of costumes and a small prop/scenery shop. The fire also affects Taproot's road company, since they can't get in the building to get their costumes/props.
My wife, an ex-Taproot employee, is taking this pretty hard.
Posted 23 October 2009 - 04:57 PM
The fire dept gave us access to the buildings, and the building with the 3 cafes and a coffee shop looks like a total loss. The theatre's lobbies, box office and lower offices have suffered extensive water damage - but no fire damage. And no damage to the performance space, scenic and costume shops. Everyone here is exceptionally thankful for the messages and prayers from friends and patrons, and for the many theatre-buddies that have offered help and space. Thanks friends and God bless you all.