Monday, March 21, 2011

Takoma Theatre in today's Washington Post

By J. Freedom du Lac, right on the front page.

The ongoing Takoma Theatre saga is no comedy, though. It’s an increasingly tense community drama about whether and how to save a landmark that has failed economically, with a plot that pits development against preservation (subplot: art vs. commerce).

The article mentions a fundraiser to be held this Friday evening at the Washington Ethical Society, which will benefit the Takoma Theatre Conservancy. The performance, Let Freedom Sing: The Story of Marian Anderson, is a co-production of the Washington National Opera (whose rehearsal studios are only a couple blocks from the Takoma Theatre) and the Washington Performing Arts Society.

The Takoma Theatre Conservancy is also hosting a performance of Let Freedom Sing this Thursday night at the Takoma Education Campus - Meyer School (2501 11th Street NW), which will benefit TEC's efforts to recover from its recent devastating fire. Tickets to both events are available on the Conservancy's website.

In addition, there will be two free performances of Let Freedom Sing on Sunday March 27th at 3 and 5 pm in the auditorium of THEARC in Anacostia. Tickets are available on THEARC's website.

1 comment:

  1. ... And still there is no progress here. Why not redevelop the site with a modern smaller theater on the first florr with a mix of necessity retail and market rate apartments (20% affordable) above?