Theatre auction funds move

Eric Sparling
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Bette Douglas with some of the auction items

 

AMHERST – It might be your chance to own a piece of Tantramar Theatre history. An auction is being held in the Dominion Building this Friday at 7 p.m.

“Everything (can’t) go with us,” said Bette Douglas, co-founder of the theatre company.

Tantramar Theatre’s lease is up, and the town has asked them to find another location. May 30 is the last day they’ll occupy the downtown site.

“It’s a very weird bunch of stuff,” said Douglas. There’s a six-foot Santa and a mirror ball; also office fixtures, such as a desk and a large table. Christmas décor will be on the block, too, as well as costumes from the show Forever Plaid.

Playwright and pastor Don Miller will be the auctioneer.

“He’s very funny,” said Douglas.

How much does she anticipate the lot will raise?

“Haven’t got a clue.”

Whatever doesn’t sell will be put in storage.

Douglas hopes people will bid, of course, but would also like to invite people to come down and bid “adieu.”

“It’s the end of 15 years here,” she said.

The company is currently investigating a couple of potential locations.

esparling@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Tantramar Theatre

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