Ed Baierlein on Germinal Stage's next move
Ed Baierlein has sold the Germinal Stage building, the space his company moved into 25 years ago...and where "no actor is every more than thirty feet from your nose!"
But while Germinal will be leaving that theater at the end of this season, Baierlein plans to continue putting on shows -- and memories of past productions play on, as Juliet Wittman writes in her piece on Germinal's move.
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And Baierlein just sent out this announcement about Germinal's next move:
AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
I am writing to announce an exciting new phase in the history of Germinal Stage Denver.
On December 28th, Germinal Stage sold its building at 44th and Alcott Street--our happy home for the past twenty-five years. We've shared many wonderful evenings with you on these premises, but after August of 2013, Germinal will be seeking to reinvent itself in other spaces.
Probably, we could have continued for the near future as we have in the past but the burden of mounting repairs and maintenance on our aging structure has become an impossible task for us to contemplate. Luckily, we have found a buyer committed to the Sunnyside neighborhood and to renovating the corner of 44th & Alcott into a vital and exciting neighborhood feature.
When we moved to Northwest Denver from LoDo in 1987, it was a wrenching experience, but we soon found that our dedicated audience came with us and supported us as never before. I stress that this is not the end for Germinal Stage, but simply the beginning of our next phase. After the close of our 2012-13 season in August, we plan to take a period of time to reevaluate our place in Denver's vital theatre scene and to investigate possible venues in which we can continue to offer Denver the kind of plays we have for the past thirty-nine seasons.
We hope you will look for coming announcements of new productions in new venues and that you'll expect the same quality of performance for which we've always been known. In the meantime, our 2012-2013 season continues with SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY, opening as planned on February 8th, LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, opening on May 3rd, and an offering to be announced, opening July 19th, all right here at 44th and Alcott.
Ed Baierlein Director/manager
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