Blaine theater group schedules event

Published on Wed, Dec 9, 2009 by Tara Nelson

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The Blaine Community Theater may be out of space but that doesn’t mean it’s out of commission.

The organization has scheduled a reading of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 16 at the Haynie Grange in Custer.

The Blaine Community Theater group lost its home in December, 2007, when they were evicted from their storefront space in the Blaine International Center on H Street.

In the wake of improved business at Blaine’s International Center, mall owners Phillips Edison & Company, Cincinnati-based owner that purchased the mall in 2007, evicted the popular non-profit group to make room for a new tenant.

Since then, they have been perfoming many of their shows at the performing arts center at Blaine middle school.

“We want the community to know we’re still functioning and we haven’t disappeared, it’s just the theater that did,” said board member Donna Starr, who helped organize the performance.

Admission is by donation or with a can of food, which will be donated to the Blaine food bank, Starr said.