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Reused Theatre Mantle becomes Bookshelf!

John Alexander bought a mantel that we salvaged from a theater production and turned it into a classy bookshelf! Ikea doesn’t hold a candle to this attractive, functional and green DIY storage solution. We always have unusual pieces reclaimed from the sets of film and theatre productions that are just waiting for a second life, so come on in the store today and see what we have!  

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Reclaimed Theatre Scenery as Photography Backdrops

Local Photographer William Harper uses reclaimed theatre scenery as backdrops for his photography! The backdrop seen in this photo came from The Walnut Street Theatre’s production of Elf.  We salvaged hundreds of yards of this painted canvas from the production’s strike.  

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Scott McPheeters makes art from the arts with theatre flats!

Remember these translucent muslin set flats donated from Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium?   Well, they’ve received a second life, thanks to local dancer Scott McPheeters! Scott used the strangely shaped muslin stretched flats that were once on stage as canvases for body paintings. He was really excited to be able to reuse materials that came from a local theatre company, since he is involved in Philly’s theatrical arts. Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium has a show in the FringeArts Festival right now! Get tickets for Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros. Thanks for sharing, Scott!

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