Theater puts on virtual performance

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Historic Fayette Theatre is still performing despite the pandemic.

Tomorrow is opening night for the theater’s production of “Virtual Complaint Department and Lemonade,” a play done completely by Zoom call. The comedy features actors performing from across the region and only costs $5 to see, making it a cheap way to support local theater.

“Community theater groups that are 501c3’s still have to pay business expenses,’ said theatre board member Gene Worthington. “We have to pay the business rate for electricity and the business rate for water and all that stuff. We don’t have any money coming in but we have money going out.”

You can get your tickets by calling the theater at 304-574-4655. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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