A fire incident occurred on Tuesday, April 4, in UNCG Auditorium during a dress rehearsal for the opera “The Consul,” directed by David Holley. No serious injuries were sustained.
The fire was contained to the backstage and curtain area of the auditorium. There was no serious structural damage to the property.
With a timetable for repairs still to be determined, upcoming performances for the venue are being rescheduled. (Friday and Sunday performances of “The Consul” were moved to UNCG’s Taylor Theatre.)
The Wynton Marsalis evening concert on April 20 will be held at Lawndale Baptist Church (see related story). Other performances in coming weeks will be held at Taylor Theatre or other spaces on campus, while churches will be the location for some events.
See next week’s Campus Weekly for an update on locations.