Rain possible over the weekend

The show must go on: Oklahoma theatre in desperate need of repairs

CHICKASHA, Okla. – For the past 80 years, the Washita Theatre has been a staple in the Chickasha community.

The Washita Theatre plays host to the Chickasha Community Theatre, but is now in need of major repairs.

Following a hail storm in June, the theatre suffered significant damage to the roof, which has led to a problematic leak..

According to the Chickasha Express Star, the rafters are rusted, portions of the ceiling are caving in and the curtains have been damaged by the rain.

“We just desperately need to get [the roof] replaced,” Kristy Jarnagin told the newspaper.

Without the repairs, organizers believe the damage could spread.

Now, the “Save the Washita” campaign is hoping to raise enough money to cover the costs associated with repairing the roof and repairing the structural items that have been damaged.

Organizers say they hoped to raise $100,000, but they are currently about $25,000 short.

Donations may be made to:

Chickasha Community Theatre,

P.O. Box 1687

Chickasha, OK 73023.