Everyman Theatre signs 3-year lease

April 04, 2009|By Mary Carole McCauley | Mary Carole McCauley,mary.mccauley@baltsun.com

Everyman Theatre signed a new three-year lease Friday at its current location at 1727 N. Charles St. But a theater spokesman said the company still plans to move into its new home in Town Theatre in the fall of 2011.

"The move isn't being delayed," Managing Director Ian Tresselt says. "We're still very much on track."

In November 2006, Everyman announced that it would move into the renovated vaudeville house at 315 W. Fayette St., doubling the current number of seats to about 300.

Initially, that move was projected to occur in the fall of 2009. But even before the economy slumped, theater officials pushed the projected opening back by two years to accommodate construction issues.

Tresselt said that Everyman's lease at its current home expires this year, and that the troupe didn't want to be in a position of renewing annually. But the current contract contains a provision allowing the troupe to vacate the premises with 30 days' advance notice.

"Things could conceivably happen that would delay our move to the Town past 2011," Tresselt says, "but we don't anticipate it."

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