The Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre is making plans to return to their downtown location after temporarily relocating because of structural issues.
Back in December, beams in the roof of the theatre started to fail and the building was ruled unsafe.
Specialty contractor Jepsen Inc. of Minneapolis came to shore up the building which stabilized the roof. Two additional structural engineers determined that the roof, structural beams and the catwalks all need to be replaced.
In a message to FMCT members, Executive Director Eloise Breikjern dispelled ongoing rumors that the theatre is to be rebuilt or relocated.
“Please understand that we are not tearing down the building nor are we moving to a different location,” Breikjern said. “The building is standing and we will be replacing the roof, trusses, and rafters, along with the catwalks. Our plan is to make improvements to the theatre building that will benefit the production value and your experience at the theatre.”
The organization has temporarily relocated its business office to FMCT’s secondary location, Studio 6 Broadway, at 6 Broadway N, Fargo, ND. FMCT’s educational programs will also be held at Studio 6 Broadway, while all remaining productions in the 2019-2020 season will go on as scheduled in new venues, to be announced at a later date.
FMCT may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 702-235-1901 to answer further questions or coordinate a donation. Monetary donations can be made at https://hometomefmct.org/.