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OPOP delays play's starting date

September 23, 2010

The Old Post Office Playhouse moved its opening production date back one week.
"The King and I" will open the 2010-11 season for The Green Room Community Theatre at its new facility, the OPOP. The play was set to open Oct. 1, but now it will open Oct. 8.
"The reason the decision was made to move the date back was because the cast hasn't had enough time on the new stage," said Sherry Butler, executive director for The Green Room.
The cast was practicing in the fellowship hall at Grace Reform United Church of Christ, which is where cast members have rehearsed for two years, Butler said.
"The contractor ensures me the cast will have a full week to rehearse before hand," Butler said.
Despite the change in the performance schedule, Butler said the theater's box office will open Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
In addition to waiting for construction to wrap-up, Butler said The Green Room will apply for its certificate of occupancy Monday. Butler anticipates a smooth transition when seeking the certificate; however, "there's always some issue and hopefully there will be nothing significant." Butler plans to have the certificate of occupancy no later than Wednesday.
If there is an issue and the facility cannot open Wednesday, the box office will open at The Green Room's temporary location at 225 West A St. in Newton, which is where the theater rents office space.

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