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R.I.P. Brown County Playhouse

September 3, 2010

Indiana University announced today that it's moving its summer theater program from Brown County Playhouse in Nashville, IN, to the main campus in Bloomington. There, it will be developing a summer theater festival.

What's good news for Bloomington--which continues to grow as a home for quality theater--is bad news for the Brown County town. Nashville, well known for painters and folliage, has been a more desirable destination thanks to the presence of the Playhouse and the quality of work done there.

While I didn't take advantage of it as often as I would have liked, I can honestly say that every production of seen there, from "The Rainmaker" to this year's "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" has been well worth the trek.

It will be missed. 

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