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Surflight Theatre files for bankruptcy, again, and may close its doors

Image of the entrance to the Surflight Theatre.

Sorry to hear that Surflight Theater is once again battling to stay alive, according to a report today in the Atlantic City Press.

“A lot of stuff just snowballed,” said Charlie Siedenburg, a spokesman for the theater, after the bankruptcy announcement. “Every time you think you wiped away something, up comes another creditor or debt that had been hidden.”

A 2012 fire and Hurricane Sandy both required theater operators to spend money on repairs that were not fully covered by insurance and FEMA reimbursements, operators said. In addition, attendance declined following Sandy, further putting the theater in financial trouble.

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Shakespeare Theatre reveals 2015 season

Image of Exterior of the Kirby Theatre, home of the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey located on the campus of Drew University in Madison.
Exterior of the F.M. Kirby Theatre, home of the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey located on the campus of Drew University in Madison.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s 2015th season was released today and includes classic works by George Bernard Shaw, George S. Kaufman, Edna Ferber, Ferenc Molnár, alongside a contemporary work by Bill Cain and, of course, Shakespeare.

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