Way Off Broadway Community Players in Leander Faces Uncertain Future, Possible Closure
May 22, 2023
Hello to our valued patrons and supporters,
As most of you know, we're currently leasing a space in Leander and have been planning to build it out. We've encountered some major roadblocks:
- Even with the generous assistance of an architect and engineer, we've had multiple permitting delays and still don't have a permit to build out.
- We've learned that the buildout costs will be far higher than expected. (For example, a major upgrade to the A/C system is needed.)
Unfortunately, we see no financially feasible way to build out the space. We're working with a real estate attorney to find out what our options are.
Is it possible we'll find a way to stay open and produce our 26th season on various area stages? Yes. We hope that happens. But we wanted to prepare you for another possibility:
Way Off Broadway may have to shut its doors permanently. What does this mean for you?
- Because so much is up in the air right now, in the coming days, we'll be refunding those who've purchased season tickets.
- We plan to have our Annual Meeting in June (details TBA). We may be voting on our future as a theatre. To become a voting member for $25, go to wobcp.org, then click "Support," then "WOBCP Membership."
- We don't yet know if we'll be able to stage Much Ado About Nothing.
This email is very hard to send. Thank you for all your support of Way Off Broadway through the years.
The WOBCP Board