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The Resource Exchange + FringeArts (Ombelico Mask Ensemble)

Ombelico Mask Ensemble‘s FringeArts piece Flim Flam Phantom Sham is playing this weekend in Liberty Lands Park. Why are we telling you this? Well, because… 1. it’s a super-fun-laugh-out-loud-bring-the-family-and-a-picnic kinda show 2. It’s FREE – that’s right! And during Fringe, we all know how much free theatre is appreciated. 3. And…YOU GUESSED IT! The production uses reclaimed scenic materials from The Resource Exchange! This fun outdoor production with a small scale set uses a bunch of fake foliage that the re team salvaged from the set of a major motion picture. Ombelico was also able to use a piece of … Continue reading

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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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