The report last week, in a certain paper, about the Plaza Theatre curtains revealed something – the writer wasn’t at the Plaza Theatre AGM!
Luckily the Prattler was. To correct the tone of the paper report we have a joint statement from the South Waikato District Council and the Plaza. It states what the AGM made absolutely clear, which means we can lift the curtain and see the actual lines.
The joint news release now follows.
“Council and the South Waikato Arts Trust will be working together to install new stage curtains at The Plaza.
“We’re thrilled that Council will be contributing to the replacement of the curtains,” said Bobbi Sheriff, Chair of the Trust.
“The tone of the news report in Wednesday’s newspaper seemed to imply that we weren’t, which is really unfortunate,” she continued.
The curtains are in need of replacement due to deterioration over the years. New curtains will mean improved focus on Health and Safety regulations relating to fire protection too.
The Trust and Council are jointly funding the project, with Council contributing $12,700 towards what is likely over a $30,000 project.
The Putaruru Plaza has been identified as a significant regional facility and Council is pleased to be working alongside the Trust on the curtains.
“We’re all looking forward to ‘opening’ the brand new curtains!” continued Mrs Sheriff.”
So what can we expect?
You come in off the street, through the doors of the theater. You sit down. The lights go down and the curtain goes up. And you’re in another world. [Robert Caro]
I closed my eyes
Drew back the curtain
To see for certain
What I thought I knew… [Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice]
You draw to the curtains and one thing’s for certain
You’re cozy in your little room
The carpet’s all paid for, God bless the TV
Let’s go shoot a hole in the moon… [Elton John, Bernie Taupin]