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Port Aransas Community Theatre coming back to the limelight

Posted at 6:51 PM, Aug 21, 2018

The Port Aransas Community Theatre hasn’t put on a show since Hurricane Harvey hit the Coastal Bend nearly a year ago.

But the group’s script is about to be rewritten.

The theater was originally set to reopen in March, but renovations and remodeling took much longer than expected.

After firing its first contractor, the theater was out $200,000 and months behind schedule.

Today, actors at the theater are rehearsing to stage their first show in nearly 14 months.

“The Full Monty” is a story of six former steel workers who face hardships after losing their jobs.

“The themes of the Monty are body shaming, self-identity, loving yourself and what happens when tragedy hits,” said Ken Yarbrough of the Port Aransas Community Theatre. ”In Port Aransas right now, it’s what we live day to day.”

This one-of-a-kind show will be presented in late September.

One more step on the road to recovery for the theater and the community.

For more information, or to find out how you can help, visit the Port Aransas Community Theatre online.