Camelot Has Emotional and Rainy Opening

6 years 9 months 4 days ago August 20, 2010 Aug 20, 2010 Friday, August 20 2010 Friday, August 20, 2010 8:24:01 PM CDT in News
Columbia- It's an emotional and rainy opening weekend for the cast of the Maplewood Barn Theatre's production of Camelot.
Many Columbia residents remember the tragic fire that burned the theatre in April.

Now, this month marks one year since the death of cast member Mark Durrant, who died of a diabetic episode on his way home from the theatre.

Cast members placed a photo of him in the costume trailer to ensure he is not forgotten. 
His wife will make her Maplewood Barn debut in his memory.

This season of plays has been dubbed "The Phoenix" season to represent carrying on and rising from the ashes. 
That means a little rain, thunder, or lightning, won't dampen their spirits or keep them from honoring a lost cast member.

"It's a very emotional time of the year for many of us," said Director Byron Scott.  "On the 28th of August, we will be dedicating our stage to Mark Durrant, and so in many ways this is a very special show for him."

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