Crystal’s Elision Playhouse Opens to Public
The old Mill End Textile building in Crystal is now the Elision Playhouse. Owners are putting finishing touches on the facility and hope it will become a place for residents to see great, local theater and an asset for community groups too.
Vision and Hard Work
It took a grand vision, hard work and plenty of heart to transform the Old Mill End Textile building in Crystal into a theater.
“We want this to feel eclectic and cozy and fun,” said Christine Wade, who runs Elision Playhouse. “We’re wrapping up all those loose ends at the very end.”
The interior of the building has been transformed. It has all the trappings of a theater with a stage, bright lights, a sound system, and a dressing room. It also has a community room and cabaret space.
“I am so excited to be so close,” Wade said. “I have such pride anytime we bring someone in the building.”
The Playhouse is going to have many uses and can even be rented out.
“We are just really open to using the space however the community sees fit,” Wade said. “Various 4H groups, shows, camps all sorts of things.”
The first show will be in July and is called “Ruthless.”
Sprucing up the exterior of the building comes next. A local artist will paint a mural on the outside of the building and the owners will put signage up on the road.
The public can get a sneak peek at an Open House on Saturday, June 8.