WF Backdoor Theatre prepare to have first production since COVID-19

Improv actors rehearse for four upcoming shows at the MPEC

Backdoor Theatre making comeback

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - The Wichita Falls Backdoor Theatre is striving to make a difference in the community by entertaining others through their performances.

“I love to make people laugh, I love to make people have a good time and enjoy being alive and to want to come back,” said Nona Bailey, actress at Backdoor Theatre.

Due to COVID-19 and a water main break in July 2020 causing parts of the building to flood, the theatre has faced its fair share of setbacks.

“The lobbies of both stages were affected and the main space on the dinner stage was flooded at about five feet of water,” said Carter Wallace, Artistic Director Backdoor Theatre.

The theatre sustained around $300,000 worth of damage and will be working with The Texas Historical Commissions and its insurance company to begin repairs.

However, the theatre had to close in March because of COVID-19 and has since struggled to make ends meet.

“Just because the pandemic is going on doesn’t mean we don’t have an electric bill to pay,” said Wallace.

While the actors will be using the theatre for rehearsals, it is currently not open to the public.

The Backdoor theatre has partnered with the Wichita Falls MPEC to host their improv shows through Spring 2021, beginning Jan. 15.

The theatre says their improv shows are very similar to the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?!”, and offers a great source of laughter for both the audience and actors.

For more information on The Wichita Falls Backdoor Theatre’s tickets and showtimes, visit their website.

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