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New theater to amplify Austin’s ‘cultural capital’
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It’s almost time to pull back the curtains.
The Topfer Theatre on the shore of Lady Bird Lake is a few screws and lights away from being the next cultural icon in Austin.
ZACH Theatre Company has been around since 1993, and after hosting a number of plays throughout the year, the group became overcrowded and needed to expand.
It was time for a whole new stage.
"It's worthy of the art that we've been producing for the last 20 years,” development manager Eric Scott said. "The upstage areas are also trapped, and that gives us the ability to create moments in a show where an actor can disappear, a car can appear out of nowhere."
Besides a nice stage, there are amazing views, a plaza for outdoor plays and amenities worth bragging about.
"It really is the completeness of the experience of the patio, and while this is really an important time for ZACH, it really is a really incredible, exciting time for a theater in Austin," Scott said “It will increase the cultural capital that this city is so well known for.”
The $22 million theater will host an open house Sept. 27 and begin production this fall.
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