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Grand Marais Playhouse director shares thoughts on lease with school district

Grand Marais Playhouse productions are often featured on banners in downtown Grand Marais. File photo Rhonda Silence
Grand Marais Playhouse productions are often featured on banners in downtown Grand Marais. File photo Rhonda Silence

The lease agreement between the Grand Marais Playhouse and School District 166 for use of the Arrowhead Center for the Arts has been the subject of quite a bit of discussion in the last week. There are concerns among some community members that changes to the space allocated to theater operations will be detrimental to the Playhouse. 
 
WTIP Community Radio spoke with ISD 166 Superintendent Bill Crandall and School Board Chair Dan Shirley on June 22 about the lease and the school’s hopes that negotiations will lead to a continued partnership with the Grand Marais Playhouse. More on that can be found here. A related story, sharing news releases from the school and the Playhouse can be found here. 
 
On June 23, Grand Marais Playhouse Director Sue Hennessy agreed to answer some questions from WTIP. Here’s Rhonda Silence with more. 
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