Over The Top
Release Date: February 23, 2017
A topping-out ceremony marking the halfway point of construction for
Berry College’s new theatre took on added significance Thursday as participants
cheered news that the $6.7 million campaign to fund the project had been
the celebration, project champion Audrey Morgan and others signed their names
to a beam that will become a permanent part of the 9,226 square-foot facility.
It was Morgan, an honorary alumna and member of the Board of Visitors, whose $1
million challenge gift initiated fundraising for the project in fall 2015. A
year later, at the groundbreaking for the new 250-seat auditorium with black
box stage, she announced a second $1 million commitment, this one from the
foundation of her late sister, Dr. M. Bobbie Bailey.
new theatre is on track to be completed by May 30. Associated improvements to
Blackstone Hall have already been completed.