Headless Sullivan Theater never left, but is coming back anyway!
Headless Sullivan Theater was never really a place, though we came to love that run down double store front on Exchange Street. It was surprisingly flexible. We even had a sound system! But HST was more than a space, or our stuff, seen above in a storage room at the Cracker Factory, by an old boiler that reminded me of the guy with the red and gray striped sweater, burned face and pointy razor glove. HST was, and is, an idea, that local theater does not have to be all safe and quaint Neil Simon plays or hit musicals. That our community can handle, and has a need for, challenging content. And that a few dedicated people can, with a lot of passion but limited means, make meaningfly theater that speaks to the community and to the age.
And it seems that this idea simply cannot sit in the dark by that old boiler. Which is to say, Headless Sullivan is coming back. With a new director and a new play, and a new place. All will be revealed shortly.