Correction: Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story incorrectly named the managing organization and the the source of funding for the refurbishment project. The Office of the Executive Director for the Arts is managing the project and has provided $100,000 toward the project. The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost provided the other $100,000. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for this error.
After lying dormant for four years awaiting interior renovations, Historic Playmakers Theatre is filled with drills and sawdust.
The Office of the Executive Director for the Arts is working to make the National Historic Landmark usable by mid-to late-fall 2010.
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Time: 8 p.m. today, Friday
Location: DSI Comedy Theater
Cost: $6 in advance, $4 plus the roll of a die at the door
“The primary goal is to get it open and used by student groups, college departments and the campus,” said Mike Johnson, director of operations for the Office of the Executive Director for the Arts.
Half of the budget was provided by the Office of the Executive Director for the Arts, which gets support from University funding, ticket sales revenue and private donations.