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Exciting times here at The Lamp Theatre as many projects are moving forward to raise the funds necessary to Relight the Lamp!

We are very excited to announce an upcoming production of
The Odd Couple by Neil Simon

This is a Dinner Theater done in cooperation with our friends at Café Supreme.

See Below for all of the details!

Odd Couple poster


Lamp Theatre Ornaments Available at Ladies Night in Irwin!

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You have your first opportunity to purchase these commemorative Lamp Theatre Ornaments tonight at the Ladies Night Event in Irwin from 5-10pm.

Refreshments and information on how to help will be available at the Lamp Theatre.
While you’re there pick up an ornament for your tree for only $10 and support the ongoing construction at the Lamp Theatre!

Registration for Ladies Night takes place at the Shidle Lodge 415 Main Street.

See the ornaments here:

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Over the course of the next few weeks there are several opportunities to help raise awareness and                  raise funds for The Lamp Theatre

These Include
Ladies’ Night
Lightup Night Parade
Cookie Tour
And our upcoming production of the Odd Couple (More info on that Coming Soon!)

Please go to our Volunteer Signup Page to signup for any of the activities that you are able to.

A Look at the Lamp: August 2013

Wondering how things are going at the Lamp? Find out in this two-minute video tour! Then share itvolunteer and donate!

The Lamp: August 2013

The Lamp saw some serious action this month! The marquee came down (both of them: one underneath the other!), and new windows & doors were installed.

The new interim board of directors has met twice now. Members include:

  • John Cassandro, president of the interim board and of Irwin Council
  • Mary Benko, borough manager
  • Lucien Bove, engineer
  • Jim Halfhill, Irwin Public Works Supervisor
  • Kim Rose, volunteer coordinator
  • John Gdula, chairman, Irwin Main Street Project
  • Kathleen Heuer, Relight the Lamp

We need you to get involved, too!

Step one: Get on our mailing list here.

Next, click here to let us know how you can help. Click here to find out how to donate!

THANK YOU for supporting this project!

Photo Walk: Week of July 29, 2013

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I took another photo walk this week! Thanks to Karen Glass for snapping the shot of the brand new front doors.

Irwin Council meeting: July 10, 2013

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watercolor Lamp Theatre

A watercolor rendition of the Lamp on exhibit in the Irwin Council chambers

Activity on the Lamp Theatre project continues to snowball. Here’s what you need to know about the Lamp from tonight’s Irwin Council meeting:

  • A preliminary budget was approved.
  • The empty lot next door to the Lamp will hopefully become part of the property; Council needs to dot a few i’s and cross a few t’s first.
  • A motion was approved to create an interim board of directors to oversee the project. More details to follow as positions are offered and accepted. I agreed to serve on the interim board as a representative of Relight The Lamp.
  • Work has begun on the interior of the Lamp, specifically, the basement. Watch for Dumpsters soon.
  • An Irwin property owner who was attending the meeting on other business went off on a tangent on the Lamp project. He acknowledged that there’s been a lot of indecision over whether Irwin borough should have stepped in to purchase the Lamp. “You probably shouldn’t’ve,” he warned, “…but I’m glad you did!” He went on to offer his services to the Lamp as a volunteer!

What to watch for:

New doors for the retails spaces and under the marquee are due for delivery & installation the week of July 24

New windows for the retail spaces are due for delivery & installation the week of August 4

In the meantime, we’re issuing a call for experienced demolition contractors to work on both the interior and the exterior of the Lamp. If that’s you or someone you know, email your contact information to us at relightthelamp (at) gmail (dot) com and to Kimberly Rose at karose1664 (at) me (dot) com.

If you’re the type that owns steel-toed boots, a tool belt, and a hard hat, you’re on deck.