Second Fire Damages Maedgen Theatre

Summer Rep ’07 moves to Boston Avenue Playhouse.

A fire erupted shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday (May 10) in the scene shop of the Charles E. Maedgen Theatre on the Texas Tech campus.

No injuries were reported in the blaze, which is currently under investigation. The extent of the damage is unknown at this time.

No classes were being taught at the theater, but the fire forced the closure of the lab theatre and offices in the building. The theater’s offices have moved temporarily to room 237 of the Administration Building, No. 1 Memorial Circle. The temporary office telephone number is (806) 742- 0700.

Summer Rep ’07 will move to Boston Avenue Playhouse, located at 4230 Boston Ave.

Those interested in attending Summer Rep ’07 shows can purchase tickets one hour prior to curtain at the Boston Avenue box office. People with advance tickets can pick up their tickets at the Boston Avenue Playhouse box office on the night of their reservations.

This season’s lineup is as follows:

• "Daddy’s Dyin (Who’s got the Will)" – 7:30 p.m., June 15, 20, 23, 25 and 28. Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4230 Boston Ave.

• "Catfish Moon" – 7:30 p.m., June 16, 17, 21, 26 and 29. Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4230 Boston Ave.

• "Bullshot Crummond" – 7:30 p.m., June 19, 22, 24, 27 and 30. Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4230 Boston Ave.

The first fire at the Maedgen Theatre broke out on Jan. 17.

CONTACT: Linda Donahue, associate chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, Texas Tech University, (806) 239-0378