WCU dedicates new theater

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - For the first time ever, theater students at William Carey University will be performing plays in a building that is intended solely for their theatrical productions. Thursday, the university officially dedicated the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theater on the Hattiesburg campus.

The $1.4 million facility has a large black box performance space, a serving room for dinner theater and catwalks for lighting and sound crews. For decades, theater students had been using the basement of the administration building for productions.

Students presented their first play in the new theater Thursday night.

It was James Glossman's, Flying Crows.

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