Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Nice juxtaposition, eh? A few of us at the office got a glimpse of the disemboweled innards of the Hanna Theatre today, and while she may not look like a million bucks just yet, Tom Einhouse assures us that when the Great Lakes Theater Festival takes over the space in three short weeks, she'll be all cleaned up and looking like 15 million bucks — the cost of the renovations and upgrades. Einhouse, VP of the PlayhouseSquare real estate group, is clearly tickled about one upgrade in particular: He pointed out the future location of full-service bars that will overlook the stage, thus providing patrons with the option of watching, oh, say, King Lear, while kicking back with a brewski. It's going to usher in a brand new day for the theater. Look for Macbeth to open on the stage Sept. 24.
*Photo courtesy of Greg Terepka