Rogue Theater took another step toward a new home before the sun set on 2021.
Ground was broken Dec. 30 for the new DC Arts Center for the theater company founded in 2013 by Lola DeVillers and Stuart Champeau. Since then, Rogue has performed at various locations throughout the county, most recently at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Now the troupe, as well as other creatives in the county, will have a new event space in which to perform.
Concrete footings and frost walls will be going up during the next couple of weeks, and if all goes well, the doors will open to the public Memorial Day weekend.
The space will be equipped with a stage, curtains, seating, lights, sound, dressing rooms, storage and more. Through its capital-fund drive, Rogue Theater has received much support from the community, but it continues to work toward its $150,000 fundraising goal. Donors can contribute at roguetheater.org.
The DC Arts Center will not only be the home of Rogue Theater, but it will also be open to community theater groups, musical groups and other performing and visual artists.
Rogue Theater’s first performance in the new space will be Ernest Thompson’s On Golden Pond, directed by John Wilson. In 2016, Wilson directed Arthur Miller’s All My Sons for Rogue Theater at the Ephraim Village Hall. The entire season’s performance schedule will be released as the DC Arts Center draws closer to completion.