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'Last curtain' falls on Post5 Theater in Sellwood


Theater group reportedly looking for another venue in Inner Southeast

DAVID F. ASHTON - Volunteers helped Post5 Theatre personnel pack up their equipment as they got set to leave their Sellwood location, said Board Member Stefan Feuerherdt. On November, 2014, the arrival in Sellwood of the "Post5 Theater" company, from its original location in Montavilla, was heralded in THE BEE.

Now, two years later, this theatrical company – which has been performing in a former church gymnasium at the corner S.E. Milwaukie Avenue and Lambert Street – is closing down.

"We've lost our lease," explained Post5 Theatre Board Member Stefan Feuerherdt, standing amid folded sets and seating risers.

"The space was just too much for us," Feuerherdt told THE BEE. "It was going to need too much work, and we just couldn't keep up with it financially. We thought now is as good a time as any to get out."

The Board decided not to continue in this space in mid-November, causing their final two shows of the season, the "Spectravagasm Holidazed" show and the "A Christmas Carol" production, to move to other spaces.

"So, we're in the process of picking up and moving out," Feuerherdt sighed. "The company is not folding; we're hoping to 'take a breath' after we close this theater space, before deciding what to do next."