Time Arc Theatre fundraising for a new season in its new space
Time Arc Theatre is gearing up for another season in a new space. Two of the women behind the company Cheri Tesarek, the director, and Kathy Laasko, the president, came by The Lift to talk about their plans.
“Our performances are original, based on local and regional history.” Laasko explains. “We opened to enthusiastic crowds in 2018 but had to close down a year later. We reopened last summer with our successful, original melodrama. But like all theatres, we took a financial hit during COVID.”
Their team is building back in a new space. “It’s in the old post office on Tower Avenue. I was once the Federal Courthouse. It was just there for the longest time, and now it’s called The Ballroom,” Laasko explains. “They’ve taken out the judge’s stand, but the marble is just beautiful.”
Moving forward, they’re fundraising with a variety show, inspired by Tesarek’s love of Carol Burnet and Hee-Haw. She shares, “It celebrates those really weird funny moments in it. I’ve got a guy in a banana suit. I really believe in getting the audience involved.”
An April Fool’s Day fundraiser takes place, Saturday, April 1 at 2 & 7 p.m.. Ticket’s are available online.