Sept. 23, 2017 – Slinger, WI – They sold the event as a “flash mob” of sorts as volunteers gathered outside the Kettle Moraine Playhouse to unload a truck full of new theater seats.
“Well…. they’re new to us,” said Playhouse facilities director Lyle Krueger.
The green cushioned theater seats came out of a Bible theme park in Oklahoma.
“The operators didn’t get permits and when they tried to open they failed inspection and the seats went on eBay,” Krueger said.
Volunteers worked for about an hour in assembly-line fashion on a steamy Friday evening unloading and stacking nearly 70 cushions, seat backs and armrests.
The former St. Paul’s Church, 204 S. Kettle Moraine Drive in Slinger, is being remodeled into an intimate 64-seat theater.
The entryway to the theater was completed by Keller, Inc. Local contractors and Playhouse volunteers are doing a majority of the interior remodel.
The Kettle Moraine Players are on track to “open the Playhouse this fall” with a five-show season.
Today volunteers will be installing the seats.
The inaugural season at the Kettle Moraine Playhouse will get underway with the performance of “Blind Dating at Happy Hour” on October 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., October 21 at 4 p.m., October 22, 29 at 2 p.m.
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