Financial woes force closure of Wayside Theatre

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Posted: December 27, 2013

The Winchester Star

Wayside, a professional theater, had struggled during the recession and had conducted several fundraising campaigns. In 2011, the theater raised more than $106,000 in donations to stay open and another $100,000 this year. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Board members Connie Stadler (from left), Stephanie Pendleton and Vice President Mary Ruth Follett address staff in August about the decision to close the Wayside Theatre in Middletown. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

Middletown — The final curtain came down for Wayside Theatre in August before the 52nd season of the professional company had ended.

The company had struggled financially for several years, and...



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