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The end of the venue crisis

Staff Pick

A few years back, many local theater companies were in the midst of a venue crisis, forced to live as transients with no permanent base. But that all changed this year, with just about every major company getting settled into a new home. Threshold Repertory Company, a young group that spent its first year crashing at the Memminger, turned an empty building on Society Street into a theater. After performing everywhere from a church to a strip mall, PURE Theatre settled into the Charleston Ballet Theatre's former space on King. (The CBT, unfortunately, began their own period of transience.) And the Village Playhouse, whose lease on their Mt. Pleasant building is nearing expiration, announced ambitious plans to renovate a huge, historic warehouse off of Upper King Street, signaling an exciting new direction for the company.

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