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House Theatre Extends Last Show Of The Season

By Julienne Bilker in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 2, 2009 4:20PM


Chances are good that despite our recommendation, some of you haven’t seen The House Theatre’s Rose and The Rime yet. We’re taking a break from nursing our slightly bruised egos to bring you some good news: The show has been extended through May 9. Although we’re glad to hear ticket sales are up, we’re a little bummed that we won’t see anything new from these guys until the fall.

Alan Infinitum, originally slated for this spring, was cancelled to allow the company time to “regroup - both financially and artistically,” as Artistic Director Nathan Allen explained in a note on the House website. In addition to the programming cut, there have been some staffing changes: Founding Executive Director Phillip C. Klapperich has stepped down to pursue artistic projects - a move planned since the early fall - and Ryan Butts, formerly Director of Development and Marketing, has assumed the role of Managing Director. In addition, some full-time positions have been made part-time. Why, you ask? According to Mr. Butts, “We're just trying to be smart about our resources and responsible to our supporters moving forward.”

Before you buy your tickets to Rose and The Rime, you should know there are a few quirks in the extension schedule. April 9 will be the last Thursday performance, and there are no performances on April 19, 24, 25 or 26.

Rose and The Rime plays at The Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division, through May 9. Tickets $25-$29, 773.251.2195