Waiting in the Wings

While some question the selection process for the Loeb Mainstage, more wonder why there isn't another campus theater like it

Connery says there are probably enough theatrical spaces for shows on campus. However, she warns, "there are probably not enough spaces that are well equipped and well funded."

Epps says "there's talk of locating a new museum and theater space" on the current location of the Mahoney Garden shop near the Peabody Terrace apartments.

"It's a big site," he says.

Harvard President Neil L. Rudenstine hinted at a similar project during the Presidents' Welcome on pre-frosh weekend.

But in the meantime, the Mainstage remains a premiere theater space available to a select few on campus.


Davidson says that, for the moment, directors and producers should realize that the Mainstage isn't for everyone.

"I don't think any theatre space is inherently better than any other," Davidson says. "It all depends on the particular production and what you want to get out of it."

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