The Reconstruction That Was: Bob White Theatre No Longer Hosting Summer Events Series

Perhaps this will be a lesson in tempering our expectations before they become too unattainable, as Nick Storie and his Bob White Theatre have cancelled the summer series of events, also known as The Reconstruction, in the building’s Wurlitzer Warehouse.  Tis a sad day, but hopefully the disappointment will be balanced with a future that promises theater, music, and community events some day soon.  For now, though, that promise is being suspended.

It is unknown what Mr. Storie intends to use the space for in the immediate future.  Long term, we can only hope the potential is restored and the site will someday be put to good use.  When more details on the suspension emerge, or a new venture becomes known, we’ll let you know.

In the meantime, Foster-Powell and its surrounding neighborhoods still can put their hopes for a community-centered space on the Wikman-Arleta building.  In the coming weeks, Rose CDC will be formalizing a plan for the site, which continues to aim for a community-based model intended for the neighborhood’s benefit and use.

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8 Responses to The Reconstruction That Was: Bob White Theatre No Longer Hosting Summer Events Series

  1. Aaron says:

    I know this is just a blog, and we do appreciate your efforts, but can we have the basic journalistic who-what-where-when-why? Why the cancellation? They had posters up and everything! Thanks.

    • Aaron,
      We appreciate you reading the blog, but it appears as if you’re asking me to write in a particular way or provide more information than I can at this time. Feel free to keep reading, and I’m sure more details will emerge. However, I am not personally involved with the planning for the Bob White Theatre, so I can only offer what I know.

  2. Tamra says:

    This series of summer events had great vision and outreach, thanks to LGA and Associates and many others who dedicated countless hours towards making the concept of a community supported reconstruction event series a reality. Sorry to see that hard work go to waste, thanks for trying and continuing to bring new events to our neighborhood!

  3. Ruben says:

    Does anyone know if the theater in itself is in trouble?

  4. Pam says:

    So sad!

  5. Aaron says:

    The theatre’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bobwhite-Theatre/150923238345412) says “The BobWhite Reconstruction series is taking a (hopefully brief) hiatus. This doesn’t mean we are going away…….we are just focusing on the “bones” to ensure success for the long term. There are projects in the works and we know that there is tremendous support for this space. This project would not be where it is if it were not for that support, both from residents and the outstanding businesses in our ‘hood. We’ve come a long way in 6 short months! Stay tuned. Keep ideas flowing, send people our way, spread the word. Y’all know where to find us……………….”

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