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Coming soon: Hattiloo Community Grand Opening

After a successful two-year capital campaign that resulted in $4.2M raised from over 200 sources, Hattiloo, a black repertory founded in 2006, is set to open its newly constructed theatre in Overton Square. 
Hatiloo 600The free – first come/first-serve – Community Grand Opening will unfold from 8 a.m. to midnight on June 28th at the theatre at 37 South Cooper.  
A 150-seat flexible theatre, 56-seat black box theatre, lobby that can accommodate up to 100 people, and a well-outfitted backstage and office amenities make up the new 10,000-plus square foot building. The Community Grand Opening, sponsored by FedEx and The Mustang Fund, includes free performances from various groups, including Ballet Memphis and Cazateatro and will reflect the theatre’s diverse history. There are also private tours for Hattiloo subscribers and donors. 
Here is the schedule for the Community Grand Opening:
8 a.m. – 9 a.m.   
Continental Breakfast & Tour
Donors & Subscribers Only
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Black Box
Children’s Theatre Performance
Open to the public
Main Stage
Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl
Water Tower Pavilion on Broad Ave. 
Bridging Souls Productions
Open to the public
Noon – 1 p.m.
Lunchbox tours
Donors & Subscribers Only
2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Panel discussion – BAM! Black Arts in Memphis
Open to the public
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Performances by Magician Kim Edmonds, Ballet Memphis, & Cazateatro
In the Black Box Theatre
Short film by Indie Memphis
Open to the public
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cocktail tour with Hattiloo's founding artistic director Ekundayo Bandele
Donors & Subscribers Only
8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Performances by Hattiloo Company, Opera Memphis, & Out Loud Artistry
Open to the public
10 p.m. – Midnight
Concerts by Jam & Damion Pearson
Open to the public
For more Information, visit www.hattiloo.org. Contact: Sameka Johnson 901-502-3486.

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