Fairbanks theater returns

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 19, 2007 at 5:54 am

FAIRBANKS, AK — No longer having miscellaneous tenants, the Empress Theatre is returning as a home for the local Shakespeare Company’s Bard-a-thon.

The Empress Theatre doesn’t look much like it did in 1927 anymore. But after 80 colorful years, the sturdy old building can still put on a show.

After a long hiatus, the Empress — or at least a remodeled version of it — will emerge again next weekend, when Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre hosts its annual Bard-a-thon, a week-long, round-the-clock reading of Shakespeare’s plays.

For more, go to the Fairbank Daily News.

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