Nebraska Wesleyan will be receiving a $1 million grant from The Sunderland Foundation to help fund three phases of renovation and construction for the McDonald Theatre. Nebraska Wesleyan President Darrin Good said “The theatre renovation has become among the highest priorities for our learning facilities due to the significant number of students and community members who will benefit from this project,” he said, “We’re so very grateful for The Sunderland Foundation for sharing our vision and helping us turn it into a reality.”
The first phase of the project will be adding new seats to be more comfortable and also reshape the seating bowl to better accommodate patrons such as better lighting and also accessibility. Other phases include renovation of the stage design to help the performers have more movement to transition on and off the stage and renovation of the theatre’s plaza, lobby, restrooms and mechanical systems.
“Not only will the renovation allow our students to further thrive and become successful professionals, but it will be a cultural asset to the Lincoln community,” said Good.
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