‘They appeared to be having a party while doing it’Redlands Theatre Festival is reeling after vandals struck

Late Friday night, vandals damaged the props and sets of the Redlands Theatre Festival in Prospect Park, the festival’s supporters say.

Hours before the destruction, members were celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Candice Stewart, festival’s creative director, assessed the damage.

“That was completely smashed in. Doors were all gone. The worst part, they appeared to be having a party while doing it. There was confetti, party poppers, happy birthday taggings,”She said.

“This is definitely the first time someone has maliciously attacked the theater for no clear reason,”Robert Conrad, sound designer for the company, was also added.

Redlands residents have come out to try to repair the damage and save the theatre’s season. Redlands Police Department are currently conducting an investigation.

“Theatre people don’t get knocked down very quick. You come back and do the work… That’s what you gotta do,” said Redlands resident Lee Fischer.

Visit the website for more information on the festival rtfseason.com.


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