The curtain is going up in Morrow County, literally, on a new home for Morrow Little Theater.
MLT members recently announced that they have acquired a new home for their community theater at 102 E. Main St. in Cardington.
Morrow Little Theater business manager Sally Kilburn said the new building would provide MLT with enough space to thrive as a Morrow County cultural hub for years to come.
“Anchored by the Cardington community, the building will provide performance and rehearsal space, costume and prop storage, as well office space for our community theater,” Kilburn said.
Kilburn said a group of friends that were tired of driving to Marion, Mansfield, Bucyrus, Galion and further just to be in live stage productions started MLT in 2009.
“Joey Powell and Ken Barnett started working on the idea for the structure of the company and began to really see what worked and did not work for other theater companies,” Kilburn said. “In December 2010, they held what would soon become MLT’s signature event, ‘Christmas in the Village.’”
Kilburn said that first year was a huge success and since then MLT has produced shows like “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” “Tintypes,” “Scapino!,” “The Wizard of Oz” and others, staging productions in churches and schools.
Morrow Little Theater will christen its new building with a 2016 season that features:
• “Steel Magnolias,” April 8, 9, 10.
• “Oklahoma,” July 15, 16, 17.
• “Pirates of Penzance,” Oct. 14, 15, 16.
• A December Christmas production in Mount Gilead and Cardington, dates to be announced.
For more information, go to morrowlittletheatre.org.
Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.